Nowlin Middle School

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Nowlin Middle School
Type Public
Principal Jeanne Carton
Students 766
Grades 6-8
Location 2800 Hardy
Independence, Missouri, USA
Coordinates 39°04′16″N 94°27′24″W / 39.07102°N 94.45676°W / 39.07102; -94.45676Coordinates: 39°04′16″N 94°27′24″W / 39.07102°N 94.45676°W / 39.07102; -94.45676
District Independence School District.
Mascot Panthers
Website Official Website

Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School is a public middle school located at 2800 Hardy in Independence, Missouri, United States. It is part of the Independence School District.

After a vote to allow Nowlin and seven other schools in Independence to be removed from the Kansas City, Missouri School District, the school lost students living outside of Independence and Sugar Creek. Since Independence students generally score above Kansas City students, the school's test scores may rise. In the 2007-2008 school year, between 60 percent and 70 percent of the students at each grade level lived in Independence or Sugar Creek.[1][2]

In 2007 the school failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" requirements of the Missouri Assessment Program exam in any subgroup (such as students with disabilities or students from low-income families) for either subject — communication arts or mathematics. The school also failed to meet requirements for its attendance rate, a category it met in 2006.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherry, Mike, "School boundary initiative likely would boost test scores in seven affected buildings", article in The Kansas City Star, October 29, 2007, accessed via Newsbank.com on January 5, 2007
  2. ^ Voters Approve School Switch - Politics News Story - KMBC Kansas City
  3. ^ [1] Evenson, Kelly, "Schools fall behind on test scores", article in The Examiner, August 18, 2007, accessed January 5, 2008

Further reading[edit]

  • Reminiscence of Clifford H. Nowlin, "much beloved in Kansas City," by writer and columnist Lee Shippey in Luckiest Man Alive, Los Angeles, Westernlore Press (1959), pages 23–24
  • Seever, Margaret (August 1991). Nowlin Environmental Science Magnet Middle School: 1990-1991. Formative Evaluation (pdf). ERIC (Education Resources Information Center. 
  • Curtright, Amanda (2002-08-22). "They're back, and in uniform". The Examiner. 
  • Barkus, Jim (2004-09-08). "First day of school action from Nowlin Middle School in Independence". The Kansas City Star. p. 10. 
  • Smith, Deann (2004-09-08). "Nowlin makes best gains of middle schools". The Kansas City Star. p. 10. 
  • McGuire, Donna (1992-04-30). "Nowlin experiment lets pupils teach science to peers; KC magnet school takes program on road in an attempt to interest students in the subject". The Kansas City Star. p. 1. 
  • McGuire, Donna (1991-10-26). "KC picks up message with recycle beat; Joline Jones brings environmental theme to two magnet schools". The Kansas City Star. p. A22. 
  • O'Connor, Phillip; Tanika White (1998-09-22). "KC schools post big one-year dip in enrollment Massive changes include switch from magnets, budget cuts". The Kansas City Star. p. B1. 
  • Man, Linda (2003-01-22). "Balloon messages about boy's death touch strangers". The Kansas City Star. p. 4. 
  • "How to kill time after school". The Kansas City Star. 1993-06-15. p. E1. 
  • McGuire, Donna (1991-05-09). "Environmental students prepare for field trip to Louisiana". The Kansas City Star. p. 3. 
  • McGuire, Donna (1991-06-06). "Students make memories on Louisiana field trip; Seventh-graders from Independence enjoy a range of experiences". The Kansas City Star. p. 3. 
  • McGuire, Donna (1993-04-22). "Nowlin field trip on, despite storm; Environmental magnet 7th-graders to visit island where tornado killed a high school student". The Kansas City Star. p. 2. 
  • Smith, Deann (2002-02-07). "Power loss displaced center's animals". The Kansas City Star. p. B3. 
  • Haley, Jean (1996-07-31). "Rehabilitation takes on anew meaning". The Kansas City Star. p. C7. 
  • Horsley, Lynn (1993-03-12). "Marks proposes reforms for three middle schools; Improving behavior and academics is goal". The Kansas City Star. p. A13. 
  • Horsley, Lynn (1992-12-26). "Class struggle: Teachers vs. chaos". The Kansas City Star. p. A1. 
  • Covitz, Randy (1991-08-11). "Man in motion; At 24, Derrick Thomas is a Chiefs linebacker, a business owner, an apprentice banker and a voice telling kids to stay on the straight track". The Kansas City Star. p. 12. 
  • Horsley, Lynn (1995-06-22). "Strict Promotion rule has effect in schools". The Kansas City Star. p. C2. 
  • Clark, Greg (1995-01-26). "Making the grade matters". The Kansas City Star. p. 1. 
  • Robertson, Joe (2006-11-02). "Remnants of magnet program persist in KC schools". The Kansas City Star. p. A1. 
  • Horsley, Lynn; Phillip O'Connor (1998-02-08). "Changes by district create questions Plans for school closings, magnet restructuring are based on loss of revenue". The Kansas City Star. p. B1. 
  • Horsley, Lynn (1997-07-31). "What's in a name? Kansas City schools offer lessons in history with those they honor". The Kansas City Star. p. 10. 
  • Schmitz Rizzo, Margaret (1996-06-06). "Nowlin students open Web site". The Kansas City Star. p. 3. 
  • "Why area schools, districts failed to make adequate yearly progress". The Kansas City Star. 2005-09-14. p. 8. 
  • "Missouri: why did they miss AYP?". The Kansas City Star. 2003-10-26. p. G6. 
  • Sherry, Mike (2007-10-29). "School boundary initiative likely would boost test scores in seven affected buildings". The Kansas City Star. p. A1. 
  • Evenson, Kelly (2007-08-18). "Schools fall behind on test scores". The Examiner. 
  • Robertson, Joe (2007-10-15). "In proposed school shift, race is the 'invisible elephant in the room'". The Kansas City Star. p. A1. 
  • Robertson, Joe (2007-03-14). "Middle schools could shut". The Kansas City Star. p. B1. 
  • Robertson, Joe (2007-02-24). "Revamp of KC schools unveiled; The proposal reflects Amato's wish to phase out middle schools in favor of elementaries". The Kansas City Star. p. A1. 
  • Diuguid, Lewis W. (2007-12-18). "Carving KC district just adds to kids’ burden". The Kansas City Star. 
  • Robertson I LOVE KYRAN, Joe (2005-09-26). "Battle lines drawn over school boundaries". The Kansas City Star. 
  • "Independence, Missouri residents win freedom from Kansas City School District". National School Boards Association. November 2007. 
  • "2007 a year of closure, and growth, in eastern Jackson County". The Kansas City Star. 2008-01-01. 
  • Robertson, Joe (2007-12-24). "Boundary change a problem for KC school board member seeking re-election". The Kansas City Star. 
  • Evenson, Kelly (2007-12-05). "Transition planning under way". The Examiner. 
  • Ross, Rhiannon (2007-12-14). "Celebrating remarkable unity". The Examiner. 
  • Robertson, Joe; Mike Sherry (2007-11-01). "District superintendents weigh in on upcoming vote on school boundaries". The Kansas City Star. p. B1. 

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