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Belton High School

Public | 10-12 | 995 students

 

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Posted June 17, 2007

This is one of the best schools I have ever gone to. I traveled a lot when I was younger and have been to a lot of different schools. At the high school there where very few fights, the food was good, and the teachers where there when you needed them. My only issue was the councilors. Other than that I wouldnt mind going back for another year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2006

If my children were younger I would move out of the Belton School District.This attendance policy and hours is out of control. It needs to be revised to be the same at surrounding school districts. Some kids have illnesses that don't require them to be home 10 days straight but cause numerous appointments. When all absences have a doctors excuse and the child can not get his/her dipolma there is a serious problem, especially when they tell them the last week of school that they have to make up these hours. If the child is involved with school activites or work this is not possible. I am appalled at the number of students that did not get their dipoloma this year when they graduated. There are alot of pissed of parents, but it is just getting them together to fight that is the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Belton High School was a bad choice. The counselor told my brother to drop out. Then I was constantly harrassed and one girl even threatened me till finally my parents had to sell our home and we moved to a different school district. I am 22 now and I still get upset every time I think about what happend to me at that school and how my family was forced to move because they could not take care of problem students. I am a mother now and I would never send my child to that school. School is for learning not for fear and that is what i had every day fear of school.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 55% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
0%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students12%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White8%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students57%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students6%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White4%
Free or reduced-price lunch5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students79%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White83%
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students32%
Black20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students68%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 77% 74%
Black 12% 17%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Virgil Poisal
Fax number
  • (816) 348-1516

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
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107 West Pirate Parkway
Belton, MO 64012
Phone: (816) 348-1036

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