School Details

Flynn Park Elementary School

7220 Waterman Ave, University City, MO 63130
(314) 290-4421
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 322 students 14 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • University City average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
42%
54%
54%
38%
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
  • University City average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
45%
53%
48%
39%
55%
43%
25%
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
  • University City average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Flynn Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in University City. The principal of Flynn Park Elementary School is Mrs. Sylvia Blumberg, who can be contacted at Sblumberg@U-City.K12.Mo.Us. 322 children attend Flynn Park Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 42% of the 322 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Flynn Park Elementary School is 14:1. Bethel Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 85%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Hispanic 5% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 12%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Flynn Park is set in a lovely neighborhood community and has such a warm and welcome inclusiveness about it that is promoted by the staff and the community members. It has parents that are involved and a principal and teachers who excel in your child's learning and achievement. Come to Passport Night and see our diversity and experience our family atmosphere. Attend a community wide picnic on our grounds - all are included. Visit our schools and see our improvements through 2 successful Bond issues that were passed - a new cafeteria classrooms and more. Our community is committed to the success of our schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a school with caring teachers and involved parents. I like its diversity as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been very pleased with this school. The school district overall does not have a great reputation but Flynn Park is full of caring and enthusiastic teachers. It is orderly and well run. The diversity is also fantastic. I don't know of many other schools in St. Louis where you could truly find the sort of diversity of races and nationalities that exist here. We have two children at the school. One is in the gifted program. When we requested more advanced work for him the teachers were quick to respond and came up with a personalized plan to help keep him engaged. I am surprised more families from the surrounding neighborhoods don't send their children - I think they would be happy with the quality of education.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love Flynn Park! Excellent teachers great principal and the parents we have met have been wonderful!!

  • (3 years ago)

    We have several children enrolled at Flynn Park and we feel so blessed to be a part of this school community. The teachers are enthusiastic about learning and the principal is a huge supporter of positive reinforcement for all children. We really like the diverse community that defines Flynn Park and we like the neighborhood feel of the school - both during school hours and after. Our kids all different learning levels and strengths are challenged and encouraged based upon their interests strengths and abilities. The teachers are willing to meet and discuss our concerns whenever we feel the need and have always set our concerns at ease or have readily suggested solutions to our issues. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!

  • (4 years ago)

    We have spent two years in the US and Flynn Park Elementary was one of the best thing that happened to us. We loved it. The principal is fantastic. She has an excellent way to equally encourage and motivate kids teachers and parents.We loved the positive attitude and outstanding organizations. As a foreigner my son was very shy at the beginning but thanks to the gifted teachers he became confident and happy in very short time. We also had excellent ESL teachers and thanks to their work my son gained a gift for his life speaking a second language. Thank you Flynn Park!

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Flynn Park! My 6th grader has been a student since kindergarden and has consistenly had high caliber teachers. It is also a very warm and welcoming community with families who are involved and committed to making the school environment the best for all students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our son started kindergarten this year and has been extremely happy. His academic progress and social awareness have really taken off in ways I can't believe. I don't know if this is a credit to the school or just the developmental stage he is in but I have been quite surprised by his progress this year. I would love to see the school improve its one-to-one communication with parents. We seem to hear about potential issues way after the fact and feel as though we have very limited visability into what is really going on in the classroom. If you choose Flynn be prepared to invest time and energy building your connections with the staff and other parents in order to give yourself a higher degree of confidence that you have an accurate idea of your child's performange and experience. Otherwise you might feel slightly in the dark.

  • (6 years ago)

    At Flynn Park my kids benefit from learning with a much more diverse student body than they'd have at the private schools we thought about. Standards and achievement levels are high there are solid programs supporting both Gifted and special-needs kids and the social atmosphere and 'school culture' are among the best I've heard of.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are so happy at this neighborhood gem. I have two children attending and it gets better each year! What a gift to have staff that cares so much about all aspects of our children's lives!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Flynn Park is a great school. Flynn Park was the elementary school I attended as a child and now my son is there and he loves it. The staff as a whole will brighten your day.They will work twice as hard to make sure that your child will secede and believe that anything is possible. If you guys get this thank you from the bottom of my heart. Ms. Sharp

  • (7 years ago)

    i have loved Flynn Park all the 7 years my daughters have gone there. Consistantly high standards respect for students and adults and a tenured teaching staff are some of the main reasons. Add to that a tight-knit community a wide range of classes and cultures and excellent programs (like my 4th grader playing her recorder with the St. Louis Symphony) and you've got an education where my daughters have thrived.

  • (10 years ago)

    We love the diversity of this school and have been impressed with the curriculum so far. We have a student going into 1st grade.

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