Southern Boone Middle School Listed on DESE TOP TEN LIST
"The Southern Boone Middle School was listed on the 2008 "top ten" list recently released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Annually, DESE compiles a list of the 10 schools, sub-divided by size, with the highest percentage of students scoring proficient and advanced on each of the grade level tests for the Missouri Assessment Program.
In 2008, 68.1% of Southern Boone Middle School students scored proficient or advanced on the 8th grade science test, compared to a state average of 43.3%. The similarly-sized school which scored highest on 8th grade science in 2008 had 80.6% of its students scoring proficient and advanced.
Congratulations to the students and science teachers at Southern Boone Middle School! "