School Details

Spring Branch Elementary School

20404 East Truman Rd, Independence, MO 64056
(816) 521-5455
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 356 students 15 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

41%
38%
42%
57%
48%
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 2014
  • Independence 30 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
39%
46%
67%
35%
43%

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 2014
  • Independence 30 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
48%
51%
75%
49%
53%
65%
46%
48%

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 2014
  • Independence 30 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spring Branch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Independence. The principal of Spring Branch Elementary School is Mrs. Janet Richards and can be contacted at Janet_Richards@Indep.K12.Mo.Us. 356 children attend Spring Branch Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 356 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Spring Branch Elementary School is 15:1. Blackburn Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 78% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 61%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended kindergarten at this school 2011 and unfortunately we had to move out of the state mid year. But in the time she spent there she made friends and loved her teachers who were so very supportive in making learning fun for her. We were sad to leave and were a little anxious about her new school experience. If it will live up to the high expectations set by Spring Branch and Mrs. Nicole Bunch my Daughters teacher there. We miss the school greatly but because of the foundation given to my daughter at her K class by Mrs. Bunch and the other teachers she is thriving here in her new school. We wanted to thank Mrs. Bunch and the school for its support and positive energy for making our few months there a strong and successful one. I would recommend spring branch to any parent looking for a bully free and nurturing environment to sent their child to.

  • (6 years ago)

    My grand daughters have gone clear through this school from K-5 to 5th grade. With a very few exceptions Spring Branch is an awesome school with an awesome principal and teachers (MOST teachers).

  • (10 years ago)

    I have two sons in special education and I am proud to say my children go to Spring Branch Elementary. After moving here from Maryland in 2000 with the school district there giving up on my oldest son I came here and they have worked wonders for my child. Any child attending Spring Branch is very lucky. We have a new principal now and eventhough I haven't got to work with her long I am sure she will be just as wonderful and caring to the students as Mr. Couch was.

  • (10 years ago)

    I've been a part of a school with such a strong sense of community. Mr. Couch has worked wonders for that school. It's a shame he's leaving after 12 years. What he's put together over the years is quite an accomplishment.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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