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Grandview Sr. High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted March 5, 2014

This School is great, fights rarely happen and EVERY SINGLE STUDENT is willing and able to learn. Send your kids here because they will turn out smarter... Trust me i'm a doctor!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2014

I have been teaching at GHS for 3 years now, and I've been a high school teacher for 19 years. I love the students at GHS. We have some great teachers and a wonderful admin staff who truly care about our kids. Yes, we have some apathetic kids, but so does every school in the US. We have very few fights, our test scores have improved dramatically, and we're scoring better than every neighboring school in the area. Couple that with our excellent athletic programs and diverse course offerings, and you will see why Grandview is improving leaps and bounds over other schools. If I didn't believe this, I wouldn't live in this community, and trust Grandview to teach my own children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 27, 2013

I am currently in my second year at Grandview and I love it here! The teachers here are amazing. I love going to sporting events because everyone has a lot of school spirit. Grandview offers a lot of classes that other districts don't. The counselors really help you find the right career path. The students are really helpful and will make you feel welcomed. We're all family and enjoy each other company. I love being a Grandview Bulldog!!! No other school in America, can be better than GHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2013

GHS is a top performing school. It is time for Great Schools to catch up and check out the most recent scores. The diversity in the school provides opportunities not available in those districts where most students fit within the same cookie cutter. The school is truly a family where everyone looks out for one another
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

For the most part, I believe that the school district and its administration is working hard to make the schools great learning institutions. There are a few teachers that seem to have their own agenda, but overall I give the school a good rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

I love the school!!! My dudghter does there and she loves it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

GHS has a great member staff, most of the teachers are great, some examples are Mrs. Dunham, Mr. Stolz, Mr. Rudolph, Ms. Kimes. However, it also exists persons that interfere with this wonderful enviroment, I prefere not to say names, when you have an opportunitty I suggest you talk with your child and asks him or her how kind the people in the office is. Thank you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

This school was a decent school until recently. ACT scores at an all time low. Attendance is at an all time low. Suspensions are at an all time high. This school is now a travesty and i think everyone knows why.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

GHS is a great school under 'new Management', the new Principal Shunton Hammond is caring, professional and there for the Students, Parents and especially the staff. The building is clean, organized, well disciplined and up to date. The students are up beat, energetic and awesome. The staff is well qualified, professional, caring and unified. The school is a great learning environment!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2007

I've gone to Grandview schools from Kindergarden to present day which I am a current junior. This school lacks dicipline and student respect. There are a handful of amazing teachers but not enough to make up for the ones who could care less. Grandview use to be a wonderful place and school, but somewhere along the line people stopped caring. Grandview still has something about it thats differnt than anywhere else, but if we don't work to change soon we will be in too deep.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2007

I think Grandview High is an excellent school. It has its flaws, as every school does, but overall it is a great school to go to. There are many extracurricular activities to chose from and is very diverse. The teachers and principals here not only teach very well but are also very fun and actually care about students. Not to mention that they have an excellent band program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

My children have attended Grandview schools for 8 years. My oldest is currently a senior at GHS. The quality of the education there can be easily demonstrated by looking at any of one of the yearbooks for the past 3 years. The spelling and grammar errors are shocking to say the least. The school does have several wonderful teachers, but they are offset by teachers who probably should not have been given a high school diploma, much less a college degree. The band program is excellent, so we stay here and choose to supplement their education with outside classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Grandview High School is a great place as long as you are a football player. The school spirit is terrible and most of the people attend the school sports activities to socialize. You cannot get the students involved or the administration. The principle lacks spirit and does not support all activities. My children have been attending Grandview Schools for the past 13 years and it is steadily gettin worse. How can the kids have spirit and get involved if the school teachers and pricipal does not. Need to lead by example.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

hey my name is kristina bisby and I go to Center Highschool I caucassion. I am a sophomore and i am going to be moving to grandview, which means i will be going to grandview highschool around the first wekk or two of january. I was wondering if you could give me some advice of what to expect at Grandview Highschool.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
Algebra II

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%
English II

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%
U.S. History

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
22%
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 Students41%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students40%
Black34%
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students62%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students48%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students59%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students66%
Black54%
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students19%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Free or reduced-price lunch17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students38%
Black25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
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
Black 61% 17%
White 25% 74%
Hispanic 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 62%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2300 High Grove Rd
Grandview, MO 64030
Phone: (816) 316-5800

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