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Branson High School

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Posted June 6, 2013

Like one of the users stated,Sports are completely overglorified... if your are in any of the teams, trust me your name will always be on the intercom. They don't really reward anybody unless they are a favorite of any of the teachers. I've had excellent grades for the past 3 years of high school. Not a single merit. However...if you play a sport, are a teacher's pet, or are just snobby. You'll feel right at home. For anyone else The administration treats you like a prisoner, 1 minute after everyone has been served lunch, sorry we're closed! Say you have In School Suspension, have fun walking in a line everywhere you go and being displayed to the "good students". Defend your case to any of the teachers, and be yelled at and threatened. There is a police guard there, and he always accompanies a principal, as if any one of us were to strike at him. He ALWAYS has his hand on his gun holster. My mom called the school, and since she's from Japan her English is not very good, I explained so to the lovely Attendance Counselor and the nerve of the woman to say I was lying, that I would get in trouble unless I didnt put her on, she was right next to me so i did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2011

I have lived in Branson School District since 2006. My oldest daughter graduated in 2009. My oldest son will graduate this year. I have 3 younger children in my family; each one loves this school district. I have often thought that this school district is comparable to any private school in any area. My children have learned life long lessons here in Branson. Highly recomended to everyone thinking about moving in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

Every one of these reviews had to be written by staff. The school is the typical run of the mill school where the staff "especially admin" are completely catered to. It's really their own little kingdom where they can do and get by with whatever they want and when a parent has a problem, trust me you're the only one. No one else has a problem at all. It's all about taking care of the staff and their kids. Most of the staff are young and have no idea how to raise their own kids much less anyone else's. And sports, forget it. Most of the coaches are hired to take care and set records for the staff and admin kids and don't have a clue about what a coach is. Instead they instill fear into the kids and parents with retaliation to cover up the fact that they don't know what they are doing. Unfortunately, these problems are not uncommon in most school in Missouri. Schools here are self operating which means most of the state laws have been retracted and complete control of the school is in the hands of the school board. School boards are filled with the who's who's and chosen ones. The system always has enough power to put who they know will not stir trouble for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Branson is a wonderful school with a caring staff toward its students.


Posted November 12, 2010

Great School with Great Spirit!


Posted November 12, 2010

Great teachers, leadership, student relationships. Helps students with keeping on top of grades with progress reports, online parent student portal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Great Teachers! Great facilities! Great Students!


Posted November 11, 2010

It's just a fun place to have a school. In a town where there's lots to see and do, Branson High school encompasses what this town's about. Very community driven. Students, teachers, curriculum, sports, music, activities are fun and exciting!


Posted November 11, 2010

Great teachers and students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Great education, quality district, character first school, family support for students are incrediable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

It's just a great school system with spirit. I love the education I see my grand daughters getting.


Posted November 6, 2010

parents are kept well informed - I like the use of e-mails and web pages - easy to know what is going on and how the students are doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

The have a fantastic band--The Pride of Branson Bands!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

Homeschooler friendly! We have been very pleased with our experiece at BHS. Our son enrolled as a freshman a couple of years ago after having been totally homeschooled. The couselors were open-minded and eager to work with us. If your child wants to try public school, Branson is a wonderful choice for the transition. (Okay, it's not perfect. There are 'worldly' influences from other students and the usual social pressures, but we felt it better for our child to experience this BEFORE heading off to college where we will be less available to guide him through the rough spots.) The Junior High is even better! Our daugher tends to struggle with school in any shape or form. I've been EXTREMELY impressed by the interaction I've had with her teachers. Each one I have worked with has been prompt to return my messages and genuinely concerned for our child's success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

It's ok. not enough advanced placement classes so if you son/daughter excels in academics, I'd look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

There were ups and downs of attending BHS. First of all it is a pretty good environment for learning. I took many upper level classes and they prepared me for college. One thing that the athletics is over glorifeid. I was a 4 year varsity player in basketball and feltthat I was over glorified by both stundents, teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

Great school. My child graduated 2007. Has caring admisitrators and teachers. Security is great without police or metal detectors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

best ever there is nothing i do not like about it
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2005

Thi schoo has a great learning enviroment, including the use of TPR or total physical response for lvl 1 spanish. And great teachers that hold the childrens attention and allow the kids to understand the homework and any help is offered to students befor and after school. Teachers are very responsible and seem to care about thier students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2005

Can't say enough good! Our son has been in the school district since kindergarten. As a whole, we have had good experiences. We moved here because of the school system. There are always factors like Cliches, peer pressures, etc. but the administration has always worked with parents to insure that students are treated fairly. The school board works diligently to provide the best things for the district as a whole. One of the things that disappoint me about the school is that there is no soccer program. That football gets all the glory. Parents get involved in the extracurricular activities and support our students very well. I feel that for the most part, if a parent is involved with their children's education, the 'powers' do whatever they can to aid parents with any concerns they have. I love the family atmosphere and the honesty and concern that we have experienced!
—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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Algebra II

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%
English II

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch71%
Students with disabilities35%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilities17%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilities29%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities21%
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 85% 74%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black 2% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 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 46%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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935 Buchanan Rd
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 334-6511

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