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Bolivar High School

Public | 9-12 | 793 students

 
 

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Posted December 9, 2010

This school is going down the drain, poor faculty reflects on the increasing number of drop outs along with kids that move to a nearby school. My kids will not be attending bolivar.


Posted September 16, 2009

I'm a student at Bolivar High, and I love it. Best school I ever been to!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

Bolivar high school is a great school with good teachers. But one of the main problems is there are a lot of cliques. Most of the children who go to this school have been there for their whole lives and do not accept new children. The school does run on who has money in the town and who doesn't, you're families social statis in the town basically is the popularity you have in school. Also the school is extremely christian for a public school, making it hard for kids that are different to fit in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

This school favors the 'big names' or people with money, even in sports,clubs,grades,and awards. I am not the only one that feels this way,please just ask around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

The Bolivar Public School System is Great - I have 4 kids in the system, and we have great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%
English II

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students86%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Free or reduced-price lunch87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
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 90% 74%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 17%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 40%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1401 North Hwy D
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 326-5228

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