School Details

McCurdy Elementary School

975 Lindsay Ln, Florissant, MO 63031
(314) 953-4650
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 383 students 15 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

45%
43%
49%
56%
45%
51%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hazelwood average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
45%
54%
54%
39%
51%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hazelwood average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
45%
53%
59%
50%
55%
62%
48%
52%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The results for math, communication arts, and science are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hazelwood average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McCurdy Elementary School is a public elementary school in Florissant. The principal of McCurdy Elementary School is Dr. Jane McKinney and can be contacted at Jmckinny@Hazelwoodschools.Org. 383 students attend McCurdy Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 55% of the 383 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at McCurdy Elementary School is 15:1. St. Sabina School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 29%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The principal is the worst I have ever dealt with. Her people skills with parents and staff are non existent. In 3 1/2 years I don't think I ever saw the principal smile. She drove away the best teachers to other Hazelwood schools. Student discipline is not working. Student behavior is continuing to decline. She tries a command and control approach with everything including the PTA. She has violated PTA by-laws with her actions at PTA meetings. She undermines PTA volunteers. I would never ever recommend somebody send their child to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    High teacher turn over why?? The teachers are leaving to go to another Hazelwood School does not seem right. Is it the Principal? Hmmmmmm it's a shame

  • (2 years ago)

    In years past there were a LOT of parents who were very disgusted with the principal of this school. Now there is a new principal who has been there since about 2009. She is very cold and she's very stand-offish with parents. She speaks in a condescending manner to the majority of the parents. When it comes to the school activities the principal here is genuinely supportive. However if there is anything that the parents want that she does not want she find a way to make sure that it doesn't happen. She will not respond to emails regarding issues with my children. My children tend to do well at the school however there are always concerns. Good luck however trying to get this principal to see your point of view. The programs at McCurdy could be slightly more challenging however a lot of children seem to be struggling to keep up with the basic curriculum. So I understand why the curriculum is not more challenging. The secretary in the front office is HORRIBLE. She will NEVER assist you with anything that you ask her to. She will always have an excuse as to why she cannot. The instructional specialist here is good. She is intelligent and well informed.

  • (6 years ago)

    The kids love their teachers and have learned a lot from them. However a new teacher from last year seemed extremely overwhelmed and without the support from the principle. When we talked to the teacher she would always work with us to make the best year ever. I was chased down by the asst. principle because my son did not flush the toilet.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very disappointed in the teachers and the principal of McCurdy School. Teachers seem to only know how to teach one way. I would like to take my child out of this school in the future. Hopefully to a private school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ultimately I feel somewhat disappointed with McCurdy--and the Hazelwood District as a whole. We moved from an area with an excellect school district and the difference between the social opportunities the curriculum etc are very drastic. For example the expectations of the children and what they should learn each year is far less than the aggressive curriculum of other schools. Also there is a lack of 'community feel' to the school and generally less apparent interest of parents in working together for the benefit of the children. On a the positive side the majority of children are of just two major ethnicities but well-integrated and seem genuinely friendly toward one another. Not all of the teachers are equal either. Some seem fresh and capable. Others seem mean and stagnant --which includes the teacher aides. Lastly the office staff is unprofessional and snippy as if they aren't expected to be respectful toward parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    My husband and I are very dissatisfied with McCurdy. The teachers seem to be very willing to work with us however the Prinipals willingness to work with parents and/or staff has A LOT to be desired!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers definitely do have a high turn over rate and it is true about the lack of support from the principle as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has wonderful teachers but it has a high teacher turn over rate. Most teacher transfer to other school due to the Principals lack of support to the teachers. Most parents and teachers aren't involved in the PTA due to the lack of support from the Principal.

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Overall score

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