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Bourbon High School

Public | 9-12 | 311 students

 
 

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Posted September 11, 2008

I was a student at Bourbon High a few years ago. I had some pretty good competition as far as being veledictorian. Its really the kids attitude towards school that make it worthwhile or not. Whether they learn anything really stems from home. Honestly though, BHS has been in and out of principles in the last 8 years or so. And there have been teachers come and go too. I believe its the lack of incentive to stay. They can't hire someone good and keep them because of the schools budget. Lets face it, Bourbon is a poor town. But all in all, I had a good 4 years in high school and I wish I could go back. You learn what you need to know and it stays with you if you want it to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

Wow! I don't know of anyone who could NOT make straight A's in this school. It's really a shame. All they are asked to do is regurgitate materials that were taught, in some cases, over four years ago. If being Valedictorian is your goal...enroll at Bourbon High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

We have been in the district for 12 years and 3 kids. Elementary and Middle School are awesome. Their classroom materials and teachers and absolutely wonderful. Then you move on to the High School -- the HS cannot keep the same teachers from year to year, the cannot keep principals and the moral of the ones who do stay is AWFUL!!! There are not enough books for each student to have books in some classes, favortism seems to be the priority of the day and all the while Mr. Gaines sets around over in his office and could care less!!!! I am glad this is the last year we have to deal with this HS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Many of the teachers are interns or do not have the appropriate creditials. Tons of homework that they expect for the parent to teach their children. Always
—Submitted by a parent


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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 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%
English II

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students15%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White15%
Free or reduced-price lunch11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
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 95% 74%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
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 52%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 South Old Hwy 66
Bourbon, MO 65441
Phone: (573) 732-5615

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