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Blue Springs High School

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5 stars

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Posted July 21, 2013

BLUE SPRINGS NORTH, SUNNY VALE AND SUNNY POINT THESE SCHOOLS HAS BEEN FANTASTIC. I LOVE THE AREA AND THE SCHOOLS OUT HERE ARE AWESOME. IT HAS DONE WONDERS FOR MY CHILDREN
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

We bought our home in the Blue Springs school district because of the district's fantastic reputation. We have never regretted this decision. Our son graduated summa cum laude from BSHS. We could not afford to establish college funds for our children. However, thanks to the A+ tutoring program, our son has earned a 105% scholarship to the MCC colleges, with additional scholarships available to most any school in Missouri. Our son also was able to obtain computer industry certification (CompTIA A+ certification through Cisco) thanks to the district's arrangement with the Career & Technology Center at Fort Osage. With his 2 years of training plus industry certification, he will have a way of supporting himself through college, or can even get an excellent full-time job in I.T. now. BSHS has as many opportunities available to students as they are willing to work to achieve. Our son graduated with nearly 50 hours of college credit, thanks to dual-credit classes and articulated credit courses. The staff is fantastic to work with and understand special ed needs. The administration is gracious, friendly and passionate about education. We are so thankful for BSHS and the BSSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

I've had four children go through Blue Springs High School. They have all had excellent academic accomplishments while enjoying friends and activities. The teachers are the best anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

I'm a student at BSHS, new at the beginning of the year, but fitting right within a month or two. As for education here, I've got no complaints. You get out what you put in here, it's really nice, a wide variety of AP and regular classes, and the teachers for AP classes are really great with students, enthusiastic, with the right mixture of discipline and control over the class. The fine arts department is similarly excellent. Theatre really does an outstanding job with productions and the music classes are wonderful. The character of the students here, though, I'm not so sure about. Sure, I've made friends, found decent people. But outside of the small group I've collected, students are fairly close-minded about anyone different--whether sexual orientation, dress, or just general mannerisms. I found a lot of discrimination not towards ethnicity, but towards diversity, which really disappoints me. Overall, it is a pretty decent school, and I believe you really can get an excellent education here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2010

As a former student to Blue Springs, I can attest to this great school. Staff, students and community are all very supportive of extracurricular activities, whether it be the fine arts or athletics. The staff is personal with students and care about their success. I enjoyed the (now somewhat) open campus feel and the many advanced classes offered. Also one of the best music departments in the nation. Many opportunities await at Blue Springs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

Blue Springs offers so many opportunities for students. They have great teachers with a plethora of classes as well as tons of great clubs and organizations. The sports are very competitive and exciting, and the music program is one of the best in the country. When students get involved, they may have opportunities to travel far and wide. This school prepares students for the real world and promotes higher education. I only wish I had more time there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

I am a current student at Blue Springs High School. BSHS is an excellent school. The teachers are extremely devoted to the success of their students. Their are also plenty of clubs, sports, and activities for students to get involved in. BSHS is also very in to community service and tudoring students in the middle and elementry schools. BSHS has alot to offer and is one of the absolute best schools in Missouri!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

I'm a recent graduate from BSHS and I can say from first hand experience that this is a top notch school! The athletic success at BS is already well known and gives huge opportunities for students to succeed. The school is also great at including everyone who would like to participate, if there are enough students to complete 6 teams then there will be that many teams available to the students. The school also has great non athletic activities and clubs for students. The Golden Regiment at BS is amazizng and has a huge student involvement and attention. The arts and performing arts departments at BS are exceptional, the forensics and debate team has tons of success. When the school annouces its students success over the intercom or the school newspaper, all activities are given recognition!Teachers & classes are also great, its like a family here. Tons of class options!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

Blue Springs is an outstanding school! The Golden Regiment just made national history and is the largest student organization in Blue Springs and it also has outstanding parent involvement, football team has always been great, along with other sports academic wise they are also outstanding, amazing teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

the students have a large variety of activities,something for everyone! and well the golden regiment it stands for excellence and pride. a top of the hill school all the way around
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

BSHS is an excellent school. There are many quality teachers who care about the students and ensure success. While often overshadowed in the media by the great football program, the fine arts programs-- debate and forensic, drama and choir programs--are also outstanding. Thumbs up to BSHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

My daughter is a junior at BSHS and my son is a freshman. Blue Springs is a wonderful school. I know that my children have a safe learning enviornment and I know they are recieving a great education. The teachers are wonderful and work with each of the parents. My daughter is an advanced learner and BSHS challenges her and pushes her to be all that she can be.
—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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
Algebra II

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

601 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
48%
U.S. History

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

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students36%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students67%
Black38%
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students90%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunch82%
Students with disabilities49%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

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

English II

All Students83%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch72%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students51%
Black27%
Hispanic50%
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students67%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
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 77% 74%
Black 13% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2000 NW Ashton Dr
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 229-3459

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