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McDonald County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1036 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 1, 2011

Mr. Harrell has done a fantastic job of rebuilding morale and student buy-in at MCHS. "The COUNTY" may never be an academic powerhouse, but kids there get plenty of support and opportunities, should they choose to excel. Great job Mustangs!


Posted May 27, 2011

Though I graduated Mac High 20+ yrs. ago, I will tell you that I wouldn't of changed a thing. School is on the student to learn. Sure, some teachers are better than others. But at a small school, you can get the attention needed if the student asks for it. My son is finishing a jr. high school larger than Mac High and will be going to a high school in one of largest school districts in the state of Texas. Enjoy that family atmosphere that Mac High delivers! The student/parents are just as responsible as the teachers! -----J.Townsend


Posted April 14, 2011

4/14/2011 Sadly over half of the students are failing, the list consist of over 21 sheets of names. Why?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

needs work with informing parents of students who live out of state regarding reports....very poor communication protical.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I am a student at MCHS rite now I love my school so much it is growing so much it is hard to get down the halls these days there is alot offered here we now have AP classes... classes that people can get college credit for in high school Mchs does care alot abut sports bu it cares just as much abut sport as our ag department and our drama, band, art departments there is qual attention to them all we have many clubs with great teachers they are currently builing a new cafateria wich is greatly needed to tell you the truth me an my friends dont like to see the weekend come we love how laid back it is we hve a princapal who has his doctorate and is oing great things for our school we are also a very deversed school well you would love it!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2007

it is a great school. i feel that my child will get a great education at anderson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

I think the mchs is a great place to go to high school. There is tons of extracurricular activities. The teachers are devoted to helping the students and making each day fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

I think the MCHS was a wonderful high school.. I was a very active athlete and was very active in every part of the school from the art club to student council.. I would say that the teachers in this school are super people.. Every group has some bad seeds but I truly believe that this school is very caring.. I loved al 4 years I was there.. I still keep in contact with several of my teachers and coaches that I had even after I have graduated college and moved to a different state... I had a whole table at my wedding with teacher from my high school that I still keep in contact with.. They are in every aspect my mentors.. Its something i didnt realize until many years after i graduated so thanks very one!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2006

I am not a parent but I was enrolled in McDonald County High School. I enjoyed the more intimate atmosphere the teachers provided. I do NOT think I would have learned as much or pushed myself as hard to suceed if I was in a larger school. I also loved how motivated the students where when it came to extracirucular activities. The staff at the High School is absolutly wonderful! Mrs. Kirk helped me make very important decisions in my life. This school may not be huge and offer every class you could imagine but it does gives it's students a chance. So for those of you who did not like the High School maybe you or your child should try to get more involved. I for one am very proud to say that I am a graduate of McDonald County High School! Ranae Riddell '04
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2005

Well i am not a parent but just graduated from this school in 2005. I moved here from a big town in kansas. It might take a year to get used to the school and the town but once you get to find your friends you get pulled in like family and everyone will know you and talk to you. Teachers really help the kids alot and for the kids that need the one on one attention and the help they will be there for you.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2004

I am not a parent, but I am a student currently attending McDonald County High School...What do I think? This is the worst school I have ever heard of...it is a complete joke. I will graduated next year and feel completely unprepared for college. I will have to attach a note saying that I took the hardest classes my school has to offer basically because compared to all of the other college applicants my course load is easy as pie...we have absolutely no AP classes, not even any advanced classes. Also, there is a complete lack of college preparatory programs. At other schools, students often meet with counselors to plan for college, but we meet with counselors the summer before senior year to make sure we can graduate. Absolutely no guidance provided. As I recall some classes had absolutely no books. This is school for goodness sake. How can students learn without books?
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2004

Im am not a parent but was a former student, I just noticed the comment from concerened parent. They have a wonderful art program. I was in band and drama I did not take art because I did not enjoy it, also the principal is not a coach.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 21, 2004

I went to McDonald County High School. I ended up dropping out and getting my GED. If you are a person who is sports orientated, this is the school for you, as you do not have to study hard to make good grades, just play well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2004

Even though we are put down.. MCHS still stands proud. we love where we send our children. we are proud to be apart of such a caring school. everyone supports the teachers the staff and the parents. It is a small school with a big heart. We believe in ourselves and if others would also there is no telling what this school could acomplish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

I'm not a parent, but I am a student at this school. Over the past few years this school has improved. I love some of the new teachers and I think they will be good for the school. Mrs. Taylor, an english teacher, is one of those with amazing spirt and paitence. Mrs. Durham, the spanish teacher is the most energized teacher I have ever met. I do have my opion of the teachers I like. Others beside the ones stated are mrs. Whittenburg, mrs. Kelly, mrs, smith, mr. Roe, and c.Lenz. I hope the the people who went to this school and disliked it, consider how time changes things and how great a school mchs is becoming. Julie Thrasher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2004

I was a student at Mc Donald County High for 4 years and graduated from mcdonald county high. I loved it! All my teachers knew me on a first name basis and were able to work one on one with me the entire time I was there. That is the one thing I loved about mcdonald county. The school is not so large to where the teachers don't have time to spend with the students. The class sizes were small which gave teachers the one on one time they needed for each individual student. Violence and drug related activities were not tolerated and each student knew this while attending mcdonald county high. There was room to work on extracurricular activities in school, I do feel there were more activities they could have offered the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 24, 2003

This high school is a great school, my son just started the year and won't stop talking about it. I've met all his teachers and most of them seem to care about their home life just as much as their school work. This school deserves more money though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2003

I currently have 3 students in McDonald County High, a Junior, a Sophmore and a Freshman. I think that for the most part the teachers are really good. You always have a few bad in with the good. This school offers several different types of credits for graduating. For example, the college bound is more core credit orientated, where as the Industrial graduate has more arts credits. This give the students more choice in classes than when I went to high school where every one had to have the same classes and same number of credits to graduate. If your student is into Football, or other sports, but exspecially football, they will love this school. If they are more into band, choir, drama, etc. they will not like this school! All my students are into the arts type of classes, and it is very frustrating when the school does everything it can to support the sports, (the principle is assistant football coach), but when it comes to an activity that you actually get a grade for in school, like band, the school refuses to support them!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Free or reduced-price lunch78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Free or reduced-price lunch75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilities6%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Hispanic60%
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
White41%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 75%
Hispanic 14% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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