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Fort Osage High School

Public | 9-12 | 1398 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted January 18, 2008

We moved here over 9 years ago after research of the schools on the MO side. I compared to the Shawnee Mission School District in KS. Although, MO didn't meet the 'scores' of KS; F.O. district beat out the Independence and Blue Springs districts at the time. and I believe that F.O. continues to grow and excel in their efforts to teach our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

I was very disappointed with F.O.'s high school. My kids have been students in this district since kindergarten, but once my oldest made it into high school, we finally decided we needed to move on! The teachers seem to get as wound up in the drama as the students. I won't miss this school at all - I'm glad I am finished with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

Fort Osage is an especially good school considering the location. As a former student, I can tell you that you won't find better teachers or counselors anywhere. The teachers/counselors have a great volunteer program in which the students can come to them in times of need. The student body is a good size, although getting bigger every year. It's one of those schools where all the students are acquainted. Average teacher-student ratio...smaller classes would probably be helpful, but that would require more funding than the district has available. Great extracurriculars, including football, cheerleading, drama, choir (check out 'Touch of Class'), an award-winning band, and several other clubs and sports. Lots of great opportunities, especially with the Vocational-Technical school next door. There are some issues with favoritism, but all-in-all Fort is a very supportive environment for your kids. The recent construction/remodeling looks sharp, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

Fort Osage High is a great place to learn from and has more than enough knowledge to offer to us. The teachers are always there to help us and good conselor's there to help us plan for the future. Overall it is a great school
—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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Algebra II

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%
English II

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
U.S. History

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students54%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities14%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students35%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
White37%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
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 84% 75%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Black 5% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2101 North Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
Phone: (816) 650-7063

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