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Ava High School

Public | 9-12 | 456 students

 
 

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3 stars


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Posted September 19, 2008

The principle picks favoretes
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2008

I recently graduated from Ava High school and it is a very well placed school before you even entered high school they had you plan on how to you good grades and into a good college and they help you as well as they can to stick with that getting you all the classes you need and the sports programs are great and we are proud of are Music and Arts and sports are number one at Ava and I'm proud to say I am an Ava Bear
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

Ava High is a good school when I went there. A lot of good moral values that we use in every day life after school was taught there. Pay attention and one will carry it with them through everyday life. Appreciate what you have and learn the basics. I am proud to say I went to Ava High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

Does not prepare students enough for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2007

I've been around this school for a very long time. It's mostly outdated and very clicky all in all. Math programs are very lacking, English is pushed very hard and labs lack in modern materials and supplies. Offers nothing in advanced computers such as computer design, Mechanics, build, video, or the things most needed in ife today. Sports equipment is very outdated, except for baseball programs due to Coach Sawyer who makes sure his athletes have the best. The high Administration is lacking in knowing what to do, they are very strict on making rules al though there are some teachers there who are excellent, very good councelling. It has an excellent gifted program. The school could be so much better with the bright students with potential but the 'buget' is more important there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

I attended AHS several years ago. I found most of the teachers and guidance counselors looked only as far as Douglas county in their efforts. College was almost never talked about. I did not listen to them and graduated from the University of Iowa. I received a solid base from the teachers that helped me through my higher education endeavors. On a recent visit I was pleased to see that discussions with students about the future were more than graduate and go work in a factory Don F.


Posted January 21, 2005

Through my experiences at Ava thus far I have learned a lot. Ya got a handful of great teachers, but most of them are bias. Athletics are great as well as other extracurricular activities, but lack of funding disables many students. (cafeteria food, damaged books etc.) All in all it's a great school for its size, but there's always room for improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

I liked ava when I was there I didnt aprove of some of the teachers but I did what I said I'd do and graduated I showed some of the teachers that I wasnt like my sis and got through the ruff spots in the learning world so heres to the teachers who thought I wouldnt make it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 22, 2004

AHS is a nice place to be in relation to the other schools surrounding us because we have used our funding wisely. The administration of the school tends to pick favorites; students who are 'left behind' don't tend to excell. Ava has a strong gifted and talented program with a very dedicated gifted student counselor. the mathematics programs at AHS are lacking as are advanced computing classes. The school has a large amount of successful students, the class of 2004 had three 4.0 students and sent 3 entering freshmen to an early-admission program at NWMSU <www.nwmissouri.edu/masmc/> the student body at AHS is close and friendly as are most of the teachers. music, art, sports are all available, as well as speech, quizbowl, and FBLA competitions. foreign language is limited with only spanish and french, covering only basic grammar and vocabulary. It's a nice school for a town of its size. <www.avaschools.k12.mo.us>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2004

excellent school for my kids it has its faults but dont we all.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Algebra II

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
78%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%
English II

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 98% 75%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian 0% 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 60%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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507 NE 3rd St
Ava, MO 65608
Phone: (417) 683-5747

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