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Fordland High School

Public | 9-12 | 195 students

 
 

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Posted August 9, 2012

I have to give praise to the High School, my grandaughter transfered there in the summer of 2012. Her mother registered her for school this week and a teacher there went out of her way to invite a student to go out to lunch with her and my grandaughter. Now my grandaughter does not have to a new school not knowing anyone. I am married to a teacher in Michigan who goes out of her way to help students, she gives our phone number to her students parents so they can contact her if there is an issue. Teachers get a bad rap and need recognized when they do something good.


Posted December 22, 2007

I love this school.... this school is probably the best school you can go to in Missouri
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

Fordland High School may be a small school, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in their teachers. The teachers of Fordland High really do care about their students and are more than willing to help their students, if they need it. Every member of the school's faculty are outgoing and generious in their teaching and they all know what they are talking about!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

For a small school district I think Fordland does well, I think we can find faults with any school if we try. I have two children enrolled at Fordland Schools, one in High School and one in Middle School. It has been my experience to let the staff know that you want to be involved with your childs education and they usually appreciate that. The biggest problem I have with any school is not making each student accountable for their actions. The whole classroom should not suffer because of one. As adults we each have to be responsible and so should students. I give Fordland School District two thumbs UP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

I think overall the school is excellent. The academics are great because the teachers actually care. I am a junior at FHS, and I think the teachers are so caring. Since it is such a small school, the teachers really know what's going on in each child's life, and always offer guidance. As for sports, the school lacks only somewhat. We only have a few choices, but it's not that bad considering our size. The extracurricular activities are great at FHS. There are many different clubs to join.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2006

I find Fordland schools to be very compassionate about the students. Fordland Schools also work very hard at bringing every students reading scores up, but they can only do so much. Parents should also play a role in bringing their childs reading scores up at home. I feel that the staff at all three schools in Fordland would do anything for a student that is believed to be having social or academic problems and that when asked for help the last thing they would do is turn them down. Over all I feel the Fordland School district is great and one that the residents of Fordland should be proud of!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 1, 2006

I have been around this school district my whole life, My Grandfather graduated from Fordland, as well as my mother and my brother. I have 5 family members that teach there as well as a counselor. They care nothing about the students now. My son is a junior in high school and is on a 5th grade reading level and I have ask so many times for help for him. They say no. My daughter has suffered from a mental illness and I ask our principal to send her to the counselor for help one day and he refused. So she missed one final because of it and is now not graduating.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Algebra II

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%
English II

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
55%
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 Students89%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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White89%
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students85%
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Biology

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

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

English II

All Students85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students12%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White12%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
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 99% 74%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1248 School St
Fordland, MO 65652
Phone: (417) 738-2212

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