Barbara Jordan Elementary

Summary:

Barbara Jordan Elementary is a public elementary school in University City, Missouri, serving 310 students in grades K-5, with a predominantly African American student body.

Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 12 students per teacher, Barbara Jordan Elementary consistently underperforms academically compared to the University City district and the state of Missouri. Only 17.7% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 22.4% for the district and 41.1% for the state. The school has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger and ranks in the bottom quartile of Missouri elementary schools, likely due to the extremely high percentage (99.68%) of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

When compared to nearby schools, the academic performance gap is significant. For example, Old Bonhomme Elementary and Reed Elementary, which are part of the Ladue district, have significantly higher test scores and rankings than Barbara Jordan. However, the school's African American students perform relatively better, ranking in the top 25% of Missouri elementary schools serving African American students, suggesting that the school may be doing a better job of supporting this student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1500 N 82nd BLVD
       University City, MO  63130-2042


(314) 290-4361

District: University City

SchoolDigger Rank:
755th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,895 Help


Students who attend Barbara Jordan Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Brittany Woods
High:    University City Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  310

Racial breakdown:

African American:
80.0%
Hispanic:
10.3%
Two or more races:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Barbara Jordan Elementary ranks worse than 84.1% of elementary schools in Missouri. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the University City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (80%), Hispanic (10.3%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Barbara Jordan Elementary is 12. 3 elementary schools in the University City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Barbara Jordan Elementary employs 25.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Barbara Jordan Elementary is $16,895. 3 elementary schools in the University City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Barbara Jordan Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Barbara Jordan Elementary 755th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See Barbara Jordan Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
African American students:


University City:

SchoolDigger ranks University City 306th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Barbara Jordan Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Barbara Jordan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 14.55 1008th 1074 6.1%
2007 12.34 1025th 1080 5.1%
2008 19.49 979th 1084 9.7%
2009 12.58 979th 1053 7.0%
2010 19.23 946th 1066 11.3%
2011 13.69 1006th 1088 7.5%
2012 22.07 939th 1085 13.5%
2013 10.94 1037th 1108 6.4%
2014 7.31 1036th 1089 4.9%
2015 13.69 958th 1058 9.5%
2016 10.63 791st 865 8.6%
2017 17.20 904th 1032 12.4%
2018 12.19 943rd 1045 9.8%
2019 27.01 824th 1052 21.7%
2021 8.76 830th 901 7.9%
2022 15.36 784th 908 13.7%
2023 17.32 755th 898 15.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Barbara Jordan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.91 760th 887 14.3%
2019 46.73 493rd 907 45.6%
2021 21.67 490th 574 14.6%
2022 38.95 327th 532 38.5%
2023 40.11 363rd 611 40.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Barbara Jordan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.94 126th 243 48.1%
2019 66.09 63rd 250 74.8%
2021 45.69 77th 163 52.8%
2022 64.35 41st 184 77.7%
2023 62.72 43rd 185 76.8%
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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.

Barbara Jordan Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Barbara Jordan 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 295 295
1992 3 342 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1993 2 333 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1994 0 316 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1995 2 336 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1996 2 336 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1997 3 337 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1998 2 334 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1999 3 326 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2000 0 315 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 318
2001 1 324 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 326
2002 0 318 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 322
2003 0 318 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 322
2004 0 304 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 306
2005 0 283 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 284
2006 0 328 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 329
2007 1 311 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2008 0 268 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 268
2009 1 251 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 254
2010 1 230 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 234
2011 1 207 1 5 0 0 0 0 214
2012 4 332 5 12 0 0 1 0 354
2013 3 340 4 13 0 0 1 0 361
2014 8 342 7 16 0 1 0 0 374
2015 10 319 8 23 0 1 0 0 361
2016 14 326 7 22 0 1 1 0 371
2017 8 321 5 25 0 0 4 0 363
2018 8 317 7 25 1 0 2 0 360
2019 7 307 3 24 1 0 7 0 349
2020 5 298 4 29 1 0 5 0 342
2021 6 290 4 29 0 0 5 0 334
2022 9 268 2 33 1 0 6 0 319
2023 8 248 3 32 1 0 18 0 310

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 Barbara Jordan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 295 22.1 13.3 n/a
1992 345 24.3 14.1 35.4
1993 335 22.7 14.8 45.7
1994 316 24.4 13.0 63.3
1995 338 24.1 14.0 50.9
1996 338 24.1 14.0 50.9
1997 340 26.9 12.6 43.2
1998 336 22.4 15.0 47.6
1999 329 23.5 14.0 55
2000 318 22.0 14.5 53.8
2001 326 21.0 15.5 62
2002 322 22.7 14.2 65.8
2003 322 22.7 14.2 65.8
2004 306 21.3 14.4 71.2
2005 284 21.3 13.3 71.5
2006 329 24.1 13.7 83.6
2007 313 20.5 15.3 82.1
2008 268 20.4 13.1 74.3
2009 254 20.5 12.4 72.4
2010 234 18.0 13.0 76.5
2011 214 16.7 12.7 76.2
2012 354 24.1 14.6 79.1
2013 361 24.8 14.5 87.3
2014 374 23.6 15.8 82.9
2015 361 24.0 15.0 83.7
2016 371 26.0 14.2 74.4
2017 363 25.9 13.9 99.4
2018 360 24.8 14.4 100
2019 349 24.5 14.2 99.1
2020 342 26.2 13.0 99.1
2021 334 26.3 12.6 96.7
2022 319 25.4 12.5 n/a
2023 310 25.7 12.0 99.7

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 Barbara Jordan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 295 22.1 13.3 n/a
1992 345 24.3 14.1 35.4
1993 335 22.7 14.8 45.7
1994 316 24.4 13.0 63.3
1995 338 24.1 14.0 50.9
1996 338 24.1 14.0 50.9
1997 340 26.9 12.6 43.2
1998 336 22.4 15.0 47.6
1999 329 23.5 14.0 55
2000 318 22.0 14.5 53.8
2001 326 21.0 15.5 62
2002 322 22.7 14.2 65.8
2003 322 22.7 14.2 65.8
2004 306 21.3 14.4 71.2
2005 284 21.3 13.3 71.5
2006 329 24.1 13.7 83.6
2007 313 20.5 15.3 82.1
2008 268 20.4 13.1 74.3
2009 254 20.5 12.4 72.4
2010 234 18.0 13.0 76.5
2011 214 16.7 12.7 76.2
2012 354 24.1 14.6 79.1
2013 361 24.8 14.5 87.3
2014 374 23.6 15.8 82.9
2015 361 24.0 15.0 83.7
2016 371 26.0 14.2 74.4
2017 363 25.9 13.9 99.4
2018 360 24.8 14.4 100
2019 349 24.5 14.2 99.1
2020 342 26.2 13.0 99.1
2021 334 26.3 12.6 96.7
2022 319 25.4 12.5 n/a
2023 310 25.7 12.0 99.7

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Barbara Jordan Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $727 (5.4%) $12,832 (94.6%) $13,559
2020 $1,100 (8.0%) $12,632 (92.0%) $13,732
2021 $2,689 (17.8%) $12,430 (82.2%) $15,119
2022 $2,616 (15.5%) $14,280 (84.5%) $16,895

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Barbara Jordan Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 824th of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 755th of 898 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Barbara Jordan Elementary)35.817.7
 18.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (University City)34.722.4
 12.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4641.1
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Barbara Jordan Elementary)40.922.6
 18.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (University City)4024.9
 15.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Barbara Jordan Elementary)37.330.3
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (University City)3127.2
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.8
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Barbara Jordan Elementary)42.424.3
 18.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (University City)39.932.5
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)49.345.9
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Barbara Jordan Elementary)29.421.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (University City)22.123.3
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)40.339.1
 1.2%
5th Grade Science (Barbara Jordan Elementary)27.614.1
 13.5%
   5th Grade Science (University City)29.725.8
 3.9%
   5th Grade Science (Missouri)42.540.9
 1.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Barbara Jordan Elementary)24.124.9
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (University City)32.332.8
 0.5%
   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 Students349310
 11.2%
African American307248
 19.2%
American Indian11
Asian33
Hispanic2432
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White78
 14.3%
Two or More Races718
 157.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.1%99.7%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Barbara Jordan Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 310 students attended Barbara Jordan Elementary.

Students at Barbara Jordan Elementary are 80% African American, 10% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 3% White.

Barbara Jordan Elementary ranks in the bottom 15.9% of Missouri elementary schools.

Students who attend Barbara Jordan Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Brittany Woods
High : University City Senior High


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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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