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Thomas W. Kelly High School

Public | 9-12 | 274 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 4, 2014

I went to Kelly since kindergarten until I graduated and now my daughter goes to Kelly and will be graduating next year. Kelly is one of the best schools in Southeast Missouri in mine and my daughter's opinion and she transferred from Sikeston to Kelly in the 6th or 7th grade so she should know. Kelly must be ahead of other schools because my daughter had a tough time with Math and other subjects that Sikeston schools haven't even introduced to their students yet. With a lot of studying, hard work & dedication she was right back on track with her grades!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2014

Also my kindergartener was being bullied by a second grader while waiting outside for me to pick him up. Three teachers were out there and did nothing. I witnessed it while I was in line to pick him up. He told a teacher twice that this boy was pushing him, she ignored him & didn't say a word. We called the school and asked if we needed to have our son teach him a lesson since the teachers don't care she said no they'll take care of it. But yet the teachers still dont care and when your child has had enough bullying and stands up for themselves they'll be the one punished. Sorriest school system I know of!! And don't expect good teacher-parent communication. Teachers don't let u know anything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

Being a new person to Kelly Schools this school year, I have found that parent involvement is significantly lacking. Academics at the school are okay but I do not see anything that helps to stimulate creativity. Home work usually consist of work sheets only. I have made several attempts to volunteer through out the school year with no success. The school does have two family fun nights during the school year but no other activities for parents to participate in with their children. No PTO, no Grandparents Day, no Christmas (Holiday) Party, and no opportunities to come to the school to help teachers such as making copies, helping with bulletin boards, reading stories to the children. If you want to be able to drop your children off and not be involved, this is the school for you but if you like to be a part of your childs education, I would recommend another school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

I am a Kelly alumni, and I thank this school for getting me to where I am today. I believe Kelly instilled true core values in me that has helped me succeed and become a prominent lawyer.


Posted May 15, 2010

this school is nothing special. I have been going to Kelly since kindergarten and im now a jr. Kelly has barely any room for all the students and just built on. the new high school has been there for about a year and a half and it has been leeking all year. another problems are the bugs. There are nats and roaches everywhere. I would rather go to oran school than kelly bc its just not a very good place to be everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

This school dont really teach you anything....and the teachers are very racist and discrimination.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

the school system at thomas w. kelly is horrible. the teachers for the most part are alright. but they are shadowed by the terrible principle. he is racist.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2007

I graduated from KHS. It was a great school. I started going to Kelly in the 3rd grade. I participated in all of the sports they had to offer and helped put up a few banners. I miss it so much. Most of the teachers were good and took time to explain things one on one. Parent involvement is what really makes Kelly great and why everyone wants to get their kids into Kelly. It's almost like private school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 19, 2006

This school is one of the best schools if you are someone who is in to basketball. It may be a small school with a few ups to go to it, but its are a good school if you skate.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
Algebra II

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%
English II

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%
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 Students20%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White20%
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

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

Biology

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White40%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students26%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White27%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities0%
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 98% 74%
Black 1% 17%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 46%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4035 State Hwy 77
Benton, MO 63736
Phone: (573) 545-3541

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