Gladden Elementary

Public K-4

 405 Westover Rd
       Belton, MO  64012-4923


(816) 489-7530

District: Belton 124

SchoolDigger Rank:
557th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,019 Help


Students who attend Gladden Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Belton Middle School
    Mill Creek Upper Elementary
High:    Belton High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  382

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.6%
Hispanic:
19.9%
African American:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.6% Help


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Compare Details Gladden Elementary ranks worse than 62% of elementary schools in Missouri. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Belton 124 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Gladden Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (57.6%), Hispanic (19.9%), African American (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Belton 124 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gladden Elementary is 13.2, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Belton 124 School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gladden Elementary is $12,019. 2 elementary schools in the Belton 124 School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gladden Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Gladden Elementary 557th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See Gladden Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Belton 124:

SchoolDigger ranks Belton 124 168th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gladden Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Gladden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 56.02 446th 1074 58.5%
2007 41.20 715th 1080 33.8%
2008 43.77 683rd 1084 37.0%
2009 48.76 586th 1053 44.3%
2010 43.07 683rd 1066 35.9%
2011 44.09 692nd 1088 36.4%
2012 59.44 453rd 1085 58.2%
2013 55.38 506th 1108 54.3%
2014 52.61 531st 1089 51.2%
2015 70.23 284th 1058 73.2%
2016 64.95 306th 865 64.6%
2017 56.05 459th 1032 55.5%
2018 43.80 598th 1045 42.8%
2019 42.59 623rd 1052 40.8%
2021 21.22 721st 901 20.0%
2022 25.49 687th 908 24.3%
2023 41.02 557th 898 38.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gladden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.61 315th 887 64.5%
2019 62.99 248th 907 72.7%
2021 33.28 395th 574 31.2%
2022 45.34 263rd 532 50.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gladden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.44 22nd 105 79.0%
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Rank History for White students at Gladden Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.43 644th 898 28.3%
2019 32.47 659th 917 28.1%
2021 14.30 623rd 691 9.8%
2023 17.61 593rd 673 11.9%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Gladden Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 422 422
1992 408 17 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1993 398 17 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1994 483 11 1 12 3 n/a n/a 0 510
1995 450 13 3 9 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1996 450 13 3 9 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1997 484 8 3 11 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1998 454 15 5 12 0 n/a n/a 0 486
1999 451 14 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2000 341 9 3 10 1 n/a n/a 0 364
2001 370 22 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2002 383 41 2 15 1 n/a n/a 0 442
2003 383 41 2 15 1 n/a n/a 0 442
2004 381 46 5 19 2 n/a n/a 0 453
2005 332 42 8 29 4 n/a n/a 0 415
2006 320 49 1 27 2 n/a n/a 0 399
2007 308 42 3 24 6 n/a n/a 0 383
2008 290 34 4 22 2 n/a n/a 0 352
2009 305 38 2 25 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2010 296 39 2 36 1 n/a n/a 0 374
2011 288 39 7 32 2 0 0 0 368
2012 300 38 6 29 1 1 6 0 381
2013 286 27 7 36 2 1 8 0 367
2014 275 21 6 40 2 2 5 0 351
2015 249 20 2 30 2 5 23 0 331
2016 248 26 1 54 1 8 22 0 360
2017 236 19 3 63 1 4 25 0 351
2018 224 20 1 57 2 3 24 0 331
2019 214 19 0 65 1 3 28 0 330
2020 271 32 1 73 2 3 37 0 419
2021 280 48 2 81 0 3 35 0 449
2022 271 42 0 77 2 2 36 0 430
2023 220 46 1 76 4 1 34 0 382

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Gladden Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 422 30.6 13.7 n/a
1992 431 32.7 13.1 19.7
1993 426 31.4 13.6 39.2
1994 510 29.4 17.3 26.5
1995 475 30.1 15.8 26.9
1996 475 30.1 15.8 26.9
1997 506 30.7 16.5 19.8
1998 486 30.1 16.1 20.6
1999 479 30.9 15.5 28.6
2000 364 25.6 14.2 25.8
2001 403 31.6 12.8 44.4
2002 442 29.5 15.0 31.4
2003 442 29.5 15.0 31.4
2004 453 29.5 15.4 32.9
2005 415 29.5 14.1 35.9
2006 399 27.1 14.7 39.8
2007 383 26.1 14.7 45.7
2008 352 28.4 12.4 40.6
2009 372 28.5 13.0 51.9
2010 374 25.5 14.6 56.4
2011 368 25.8 14.2 52.2
2012 381 26.8 14.2 53
2013 367 27.0 13.5 57.2
2014 351 25.0 14.0 56.4
2015 331 25.0 13.2 51.4
2016 360 25.0 14.4 58.9
2017 351 26.5 13.2 61
2018 331 25.0 13.2 59.8
2019 330 25.6 12.8 60.6
2020 419 28.0 14.9 75.9
2021 449 26.7 16.8 49.7
2022 430 31.0 13.8 45.6
2023 382 28.8 13.2 58.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Gladden Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 422 30.6 13.7 n/a
1992 431 32.7 13.1 19.7
1993 426 31.4 13.6 39.2
1994 510 29.4 17.3 26.5
1995 475 30.1 15.8 26.9
1996 475 30.1 15.8 26.9
1997 506 30.7 16.5 19.8
1998 486 30.1 16.1 20.6
1999 479 30.9 15.5 28.6
2000 364 25.6 14.2 25.8
2001 403 31.6 12.8 44.4
2002 442 29.5 15.0 31.4
2003 442 29.5 15.0 31.4
2004 453 29.5 15.4 32.9
2005 415 29.5 14.1 35.9
2006 399 27.1 14.7 39.8
2007 383 26.1 14.7 45.7
2008 352 28.4 12.4 40.6
2009 372 28.5 13.0 51.9
2010 374 25.5 14.6 56.4
2011 368 25.8 14.2 52.2
2012 381 26.8 14.2 53
2013 367 27.0 13.5 57.2
2014 351 25.0 14.0 56.4
2015 331 25.0 13.2 51.4
2016 360 25.0 14.4 58.9
2017 351 26.5 13.2 61
2018 331 25.0 13.2 59.8
2019 330 25.6 12.8 60.6
2020 419 28.0 14.9 75.9
2021 449 26.7 16.8 49.7
2022 430 31.0 13.8 45.6
2023 382 28.8 13.2 58.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Gladden Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $395 (3.6%) $10,450 (96.4%) $10,845
2020 $173 (1.7%) $9,802 (98.3%) $9,975
2021 $365 (3.8%) $9,218 (96.2%) $9,583
2022 $970 (8.1%) $11,049 (91.9%) $12,019

Data source: Missouri Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Gladden Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 623rd of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 557th of 898 Elementary schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Gladden Elementary)44.132.9
 11.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Belton 124)45.640.7
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Gladden Elementary)3944.7
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Belton 124)42.739.8
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Gladden Elementary)50.727.9
 22.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Belton 124)47.439
 8.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.4
 3.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Gladden Elementary)40.928.1
 12.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Belton 124)45.434.7
 10.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)49.345.9
 3.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students330382
 15.8%
African American1946
 142.1%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian01
Hispanic6576
 16.9%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White214220
 2.8%
Two or More Races2834
 21.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.6%58.6%
 2%


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Gladden Elementary ranks 557th of 898 Missouri elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 382 students attended Gladden Elementary.

Students at Gladden Elementary are 58% White, 20% Hispanic, 12% African American, 9% Two or more races, 1% American Indian.

Students who attend Gladden Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Belton Middle School
Middle : Mill Creek Upper Elementary
High : Belton High


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