McGrath Elementary

Summary:

McGrath Elementary is a public elementary school in Brentwood, Missouri, serving 195 students in grades K-5 and part of the highly-ranked Brentwood School District.

McGrath Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with 73.85% White, 7.69% African American, 3.08% Hispanic, 7.18% Asian, and 7.69% two or more races. Despite this diversity, the school has consistently high academic performance, with 65.7% of 3rd graders and 80.8% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts, outperforming the state averages. The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 9.8, lower than nearby schools like Mark Twain Elementary (7.8) and Mrh Early Childhood Center (12.1).

Compared to other schools in the area, McGrath Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance and commitment to serving a diverse student population. While some nearby schools, like Mark Twain Elementary, outperform McGrath in certain areas, McGrath maintains a high level of achievement overall. Additionally, McGrath has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (16.41%) compared to the state average and some nearby schools, such as Dr. Henry Givens Junior Elementary (27.41%).


Detail:

Public K-5

 2350 St Clair
       Brentwood, MO  63144-1644


(314) 962-6824

District: Brentwood

SchoolDigger Rank:
140th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,289 Help


Students who attend McGrath Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Brentwood Middle
High:    Brentwood High

Student/teacher ratio:  9.8 Help
Number of students:  195

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.8%
African American:
7.7%
Two or more races:
7.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details McGrath Elementary ranks better than 84.4% of elementary schools in Missouri. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.16. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details McGrath Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Brentwood School District. Racial makeup is: White (73.8%), African American (7.7%), two or more races (7.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McGrath Elementary is 9.8. 1 elementary schools in the Brentwood School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McGrath Elementary is $19,289, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Brentwood School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

McGrath Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks McGrath Elementary 140th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See McGrath Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Brentwood:

SchoolDigger ranks Brentwood 12th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for McGrath Elementary

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Rank History for all students at McGrath Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.70 67th 1074 93.8%
2007 91.72 22nd 1080 98.0%
2008 90.89 23rd 1084 97.9%
2009 88.19 67th 1053 93.6%
2010 83.42 115th 1066 89.2%
2011 83.64 102nd 1088 90.6%
2012 88.57 59th 1085 94.6%
2013 87.33 75th 1108 93.2%
2014 81.54 142nd 1089 87.0%
2015 78.24 196th 1058 81.5%
2016 79.01 163rd 865 81.2%
2017 80.52 157th 1032 84.8%
2018 82.29 140th 1045 86.6%
2019 80.83 141st 1052 86.6%
2021 96.06 17th 901 98.1%
2022 82.56 133rd 908 85.4%
2023 80.16 140th 898 84.4%
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Rank History for White students at McGrath Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.93 88th 898 90.2%
2019 71.81 212th 917 76.9%
2021 97.71 4th 691 99.4%
2023 94.36 22nd 673 96.7%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for McGrath 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 209 209
1992 148 54 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 208
1993 152 62 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 224
1994 155 57 9 1 0 n/a n/a 0 222
1995 144 56 13 2 1 n/a n/a 0 216
1996 144 56 13 2 1 n/a n/a 0 216
1997 133 45 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 187
1998 154 46 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1999 145 56 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 209
2000 137 57 8 2 1 n/a n/a 0 205
2001 149 59 16 5 0 n/a n/a 0 229
2002 163 51 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 224
2003 163 51 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 224
2004 135 47 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 196
2005 132 53 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 201
2006 136 44 9 5 0 n/a n/a 0 194
2007 131 38 15 5 0 n/a n/a 0 189
2008 114 40 10 7 1 n/a n/a 0 172
2009 127 37 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 185
2010 127 39 9 10 0 n/a n/a 0 185
2011 129 40 9 10 0 0 1 0 189
2012 126 43 7 9 0 0 5 0 190
2013 134 13 10 8 0 0 11 0 176
2014 131 43 8 9 0 1 12 0 204
2015 101 44 10 11 0 1 19 0 186
2016 113 38 8 12 0 0 15 0 186
2017 120 35 8 11 0 0 18 0 192
2018 120 33 8 14 0 1 17 0 193
2019 124 23 11 11 0 0 17 0 186
2020 139 19 12 9 0 0 18 0 197
2021 130 18 13 9 0 0 9 0 179
2022 138 22 18 7 0 0 13 0 198
2023 144 15 14 6 1 0 15 0 195

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 McGrath Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 209 17.6 11.8 n/a
1992 208 15.6 13.3 n/a
1993 224 14.8 15.1 n/a
1994 222 16.0 13.9 20.7
1995 216 15.8 13.7 17.1
1996 216 15.8 13.7 17.1
1997 187 14.8 12.6 10.7
1998 214 15.8 13.5 14
1999 209 16.1 13.0 24.4
2000 205 16.6 12.3 24.9
2001 229 16.5 13.9 21.8
2002 224 16.5 13.6 8.9
2003 224 16.5 13.6 8.9
2004 196 16.5 11.9 9.2
2005 201 16.4 12.3 13.4
2006 194 16.9 11.5 14.4
2007 189 15.8 12.0 12.2
2008 172 17.3 9.9 12.8
2009 185 17.7 10.4 13.5
2010 185 17.6 10.4 11.9
2011 189 16.9 11.1 13.8
2012 190 17.0 11.1 15.3
2013 176 16.9 10.3 17
2014 204 17.3 11.7 26.5
2015 186 18.0 10.3 32.3
2016 186 18.0 10.3 26.3
2017 192 17.6 10.9 22.9
2018 193 17.6 10.9 19.7
2019 186 17.6 10.5 18.8
2020 197 17.4 11.2 17.3
2021 179 18.6 9.6 10.1
2022 198 19.6 10.1 9.1
2023 195 19.7 9.8 16.4

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 McGrath Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 209 17.6 11.8 n/a
1992 208 15.6 13.3 n/a
1993 224 14.8 15.1 n/a
1994 222 16.0 13.9 20.7
1995 216 15.8 13.7 17.1
1996 216 15.8 13.7 17.1
1997 187 14.8 12.6 10.7
1998 214 15.8 13.5 14
1999 209 16.1 13.0 24.4
2000 205 16.6 12.3 24.9
2001 229 16.5 13.9 21.8
2002 224 16.5 13.6 8.9
2003 224 16.5 13.6 8.9
2004 196 16.5 11.9 9.2
2005 201 16.4 12.3 13.4
2006 194 16.9 11.5 14.4
2007 189 15.8 12.0 12.2
2008 172 17.3 9.9 12.8
2009 185 17.7 10.4 13.5
2010 185 17.6 10.4 11.9
2011 189 16.9 11.1 13.8
2012 190 17.0 11.1 15.3
2013 176 16.9 10.3 17
2014 204 17.3 11.7 26.5
2015 186 18.0 10.3 32.3
2016 186 18.0 10.3 26.3
2017 192 17.6 10.9 22.9
2018 193 17.6 10.9 19.7
2019 186 17.6 10.5 18.8
2020 197 17.4 11.2 17.3
2021 179 18.6 9.6 10.1
2022 198 19.6 10.1 9.1
2023 195 19.7 9.8 16.4

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 McGrath Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $402 (2.3%) $17,078 (97.7%) $17,480
2020 $380 (2.2%) $16,644 (97.8%) $17,024
2021 $849 (4.4%) $18,578 (95.6%) $19,426
2022 $653 (3.4%) $18,635 (96.6%) $19,289

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McGrath Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 141st of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 140th of 898 Elementary schools
 2.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (McGrath Elementary)5360
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Brentwood)69.464.3
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (McGrath Elementary)64.865.7
 0.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brentwood)7772.7
 4.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (McGrath Elementary)70.333.3
 37%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Brentwood)73.644.8
 28.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.8
 3%
5th Grade Mathematics (McGrath Elementary)60.977.8
 16.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brentwood)62.978
 15.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)40.339.1
 1.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (McGrath Elementary)69.580.8
 11.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brentwood)7681.1
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)47.144.1
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students186195
 4.8%
African American2315
 34.8%
American Indian01
Asian1114
 27.3%
Hispanic116
 45.5%
Pacific Islander00
White124144
 16.1%
Two or More Races1715
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.8%16.4%
 2.4%


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Students at McGrath Elementary are 74% White, 8% African American, 8% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 3% Hispanic.

McGrath Elementary ranks 140th of 898 Missouri elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend McGrath Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Brentwood Middle
High : Brentwood High

In the 2022-23 school year, 195 students attended McGrath Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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