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Van Horn High School

Public | 9-12 | 839 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

They were a Kansas City School and voted to be moved to Independence schoool system. The school was in need of repair and volenteers came in and help with what was need to be done for school to start. This has happen for the last two years.
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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 55% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
36%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

200 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
28%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students39%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch41%
Students with disabilities0%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students34%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students45%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students28%
Black10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial9%
American Indiann/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilities4%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students60%
Black41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracial75%
American Indiann/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students33%

Geometry

All Students35%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial27%
American Indiann/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students10%

Government

All Students47%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White49%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students21%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White23%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilities30%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 62% 74%
Hispanic 20% 5%
Black 14% 17%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 76%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1109 South Arlington Ave
Independnce, MO 64053
Phone: (816) 521-5360

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