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Jennings High School

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Posted August 23, 2012

Bonjour from south France My name is John HILL and in 1945 I was an 7-8 year resident at 8838 Cozens Avenue, Jennings, MO. The attached photo was taken outside on the lawn and fountain at Jennings High School. Myself and my partner Bobbie (on the LH of the photo) were used as mascot tumblers for the class of 45 or 46! I have recently attempted to find a family friend Frank Shuttleworth , who lived off Cozens without success! I am now 74 years I left Jennings for California in 1946 My parents were Carl Wallace and Maxine Evelyn HILL at the above address. I now, and for the past 12 years life in south France. Any guidance you might give me concerning my performances on the basketball court in 1945-46 will be appreciated. Other names I recall are: Dillery, The Indian Guides, and my grand parents who operated the local variety store, Luther HILL. Merci et bon chance! John North HILL 4 Place de Caron 30200 CHUSCLAN, France


Posted August 11, 2008

This school is not the best place to send your child unless you have an important name or position in the community. Having the above mentioned is virtually the only way you can assure your child gets treated fairly and properly. The teachers are cynical and jaded at best and focus entirely too much on discipline rather than education. The agenda of the administration and faculty is to improve test scores for the standardized test at the end of the year. Standardized tests are not a measure of how well you have been educated or how well your grades are. Better test scores translates into federal and state grants. Each classroom has a camera and this was done without the discretion of the majority of the parents that send their children to this school. All in all this school makes a good representation of the negative reputation of public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I have lived in Jennings all my life and I can honestly say that they have the best teachers in Missouri. The teachers at Jennings do not get enough credit for how hard they work. Most of the teachers ALWAYS go the extra mile to make sure that you understand, comprehend, and keep the information that they teach you. Jennings may have a bad reputation, but I am here to squash that. Jennings has great sports teams also. Our softball team has had three straight successfull seasons, our basketball teams are always competitors for state championships and we now just recently started up a girls soccer team, who's first ever season actually got a 5-5 record. I would recommend Jennings to any parent who cares about their childs education and physical abilities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2005

I love this school. I atteneded Jennings from 2nd grade till graduation. There is no other school i would have rather attended. It may be strict at times but it helped in the long run. We had less fights and a higher graduation rates than many other schools. The focus is more on academics and they work with you to help you achieve your goals. So i recomend it to any parent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2004

I personally dont agree with some of the teaching methods and forms of discipline administered by the principles and teachers. They worry to much about discipline instead of worrying about ways to improve test scores.
—Submitted by a student


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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 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
48%
Algebra II

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
15%
English II

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
31%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%
U.S. History

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students38%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students33%
Black33%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students34%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students37%
Black37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students26%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilities3%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students12%
Black12%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students11%
Black11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students16%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
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 96% 17%
White 3% 74%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 77%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8850 Cozens
Jennings, MO 63136
Phone: (314) 653-8100

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