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Kansas City, MO
Students enrolled: 1,482

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620 East 23rd Ave
Kansas City, MO 64116

(816) 413-5900
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September 19, 2014
Some of north town is good like the assemblies, etc but I do somewhat agree with what the 2 people are saying.

- submitted by a community member

September 13, 2014
I am a student at Northtown. For some reason, I love looking at school reviews, and I have been infuriated by what some people, especially students, think about our high school. I first want to address this so called violence on campus. I have been here for over a year, and have never seen a fight, heard a threat, or felt unsafe or insecure. Secondly, the person who believes that North Kansas City is "uncoordinated", is sorely mistaken. I'm going into my sophomore year, and it would absolutely make my day to meet someone with the audacity to think that the teachers do not do their jobs. I have never known anyone to think that not being friends with teachers improves students education. I became friends with all of my teachers freshman year, and have yet to feel any repercussions. The staff should act like know-it-alls. If they weren't, we would have more misinformed individuals like you running around. The "drugs" you claim to be used and sold on school grounds, are nonexistent. The small group of ne'er do wells that used to smoke cigarettes near campus, have since ceased due to the addition of a sheriff where they met. This rebuttal and review continues. I have run out of room.

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2014
My son is Freshman this 2014-2015 school year. He is in the IB program and he LOVES it. He enjoys the freedom of the Open Campus and Open lunch. He enjoys all of his teachers. As a parent, I feel this school is preparing him for college. Others have mentioned fights, the "wrong" crowd, etc. My son has mentioned nothing of the sort to me. Maybe that is because he is in the Pre-IB classes. He also has not mentioned being bullied or seeing other students being bullied. In fact, he has been pleasantly surprised (as I have) that the upper classman have been friendly and welcoming to him! So far I have absolutely no complaints.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2014
This is one of the worst schools my daughter has ever attended. She used to love school, before she started going here for her freshman year. She was relentlessly bullied by these degenerate children that go here. To the point where she would be in tears every day. They administration continued to do absolutely nothing about it. The children who bullied and threatened her have received NO discipline. Many other children who go here are bullied every day and it's almost like the schools don't want to address it. So please, save your child's happiness and self-esteem and send them to a private school. Or somewhere where the teachers, counselors, and principals care more about your child's feelings and education.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2013
They dont care if the kids are on the laptops texting on Facebook and Twitter while the teacher is teaching. And kids turned around in the seats talking and the teachers just goes on teaching and ignores what the kids r doing or not doing. This school has changed over the years. There is so many fights i n and out of the school by the parking lot and across the street at the park. Not enough security in this school.we are moving. Liberty school's are much better.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2010
North Kansas City High School has an incredible faculty and supports that have allowed both my children to thrive. AND it has a great student body with kind and caring kids that made their high school years very meaningful. GO HORNETS!

- submitted by a parent
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December 16, 2009
I rate this school as follows; principal leadership five stars teacher quality five stars extracurricular activities four stars parent involvement five stars safety and discipline five stars

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October 16, 2008
I graduated in 2008 with the IB diploma. I feel that North Kansas City has done an excellent job preparing me for college. I have heard about just as many fights at Northtown as any other school north of the river. The teachers won't force your kid to learn, but if they try they will receive a good education. If a student doesn't want to learn, I don't hold the school accountable for that. It's just as easy to slide through at any other school, but if one is willing to push themselves they can get the best education in the area, if you ask me.

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2008
My daughter is in the IB program at NKCHS and gets mostly A's. She partiticipates in: orchestra, drama, renaissance committee, robotics, science olymiad, technology student assoc., spanish club, debate workshop, and democrat club. She is thriving in this environment and would not wish to go elsewhere. When asked, she tells me that neither peer pressure nor gangs are an issue. I am proud to send my student to a school with much ethnic diversity. I feel that this school is enabling my daughter in becoming a very well rounded individual.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2008
I am a 1979 Graduate of NKCHS, and practically my entire immediate family graduated from this school, so I was excited when my Son had the same opportunity. However it became apperent over time that this school was not the same school that my family or I had attended. During that time, This was one of the best schools in the area. I even had many of the same instructors that my parents had. Now, it has degraded to a school that I would not recommend sending any child to. During my Son's attendence, he was witness to many fights. While he had a few good Teachers, many were 'rookies', just coming out of 2 yrs or less of previous experience NKCHS has lots of potential, but lots of work to do.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2007
I am an IB student at NKCHS, which offers some of the most intellectual and helpful teachers available; the teachers here are mostly amazing. Although I can't say I have much school pride, I admit it is a great school minus the 'wrong' crowd of students. A Dang.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2007
I am a student here at NKCHS. In reference to what the previous parent said about violence there was ONLY 1 violence/weapon offense in 2006. I feel just as safe here as I did in middle school. The IB is an internationally recognized diploma and the best diploma you can get. if you hang out with the right people you encounter NO pressure at all. every teacher I've had has offered afterschool help if you needed it and care about how youdo. The dropout is much lower than I would have expected for it and is about like other high schools. I was a straight A student in middle school and still am here at Northtown.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2006
This school has a lot of violence that could easily be prevented with supervision. My child is in the so-called IB program for gifted children. I find that it is just more homework with out assistance and less teacher/student activity.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2005
As a parent of a child that belongs to this school, I think the display of no concern for the children is overwelming. This school is more of a hassle than it is a help. Before we moved here, my child was an A and B+ student. Now, he has resorted to violence from the pressure of the other kids going there. The teachers and principal do not show any concern for that of the students. When a child is showing signs of need for help, the teachers disregard and ignore it. Furthermore, I am appalled at the number of students who have failed or were recent high school drop-outs. I only pray to the lord that more parents will take a stand and that school will be taken care of in a proper manner.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2005
A refreshing mix of cultures and backgrounds make this an exciting learning experience. One can walk down the hall between classes and hear 4-5 different languages going at once. Our kids just completed their sophomore year at NKCHS and the environment has been rewarding. The teacher/student interaction is free-flowing. There is a myriad of activities, clubs, and sports in which to expand your horizons. Our kids have selected the Gold Medallion diploma as their goal. This challenging mix of regular and college prep level classes will set the bar well for their young adulthood. Northtown community spirit is high. The school is comprised of multiple buildings which gives it a 'campus' feel. The city of North Kansas City is very supportive of the school and this support is reciprocated in the form of several community service projects during the year.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2005
North Kansas City High School is a very culturally diverse school, represented well by groups like the 23rd Street Steppers, a Step Team that has been at the school since 1996, with the current team comprised of 20 girls of diverse ethnic and socio-economic background. Why is this important? As evident with the school population. We accept and celebrate diversity in our school. With an educational environment that encourages the students to succeed. The IB and Gold Medallion Programs are available to help students prepare for college. Our school is rich in history being here since 1925. Our school represents the ever changing population of our culture, we are an international school, English as a Second Language is available. Sports, Theater, Music, Band and Science are well represented here at Northtown. Come and check us out, you will be glad that you did. NKCHS YES!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
NKC has something to offer for everyone; from AFS the forign exchange program to soccer, baseball, softball, the ever so popular volleyball, basketball, football, cheerleading, pommies, chess club and as well as many other fun and exciting sports and clubs. We're the only school in the NKCSD to have a college like campus which is great for getting us in the 'mood' for college like atmosphere. We're also special because we're the only school in the district to have open lunch like Wendy's, Subway, Taco Bell, Nonnie's, Dairy Queen, and Quick Trip, even though the public may hate us at Subway on $2.99 Tuesday we respect the public by not walking through people's yards and not littering. We're also the only school in the district to have a seperate building for our libary which is two stories and we share with the public. Our school is a great school.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2004
I wanted to rop out of school at the end of my junior year and pursue a baseball career out in North Carolina,and the baseball coach,the principal and a few other of my teachers talked me into staying.I always had a ton of support from the staff as well as the teachers to continue my education and it earned me a scholarship to a college and now I am so hapy to have the caring type of teachers that i had there.

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2004
Nkc is different from the other high schools in this district because it is more of a college campus atmosphere and nkchs gets all of the special need esl kids fromt he entire district. Along with the 6 building school which is in the city of north kansas city, nkchs also has open lunch, which no other school has. This means that students are allowed to leave campus to eat lunch at the surrounding restaurants. Quik trip, dairy queen and nana's seem to be pretty popular. I think nkchs is a great school with lots of fun things and neat people.

- submitted by a student

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North Kansas City High School
620 East 23rd Ave, Kansas City, MO  64116
(816) 413-5900
Last modified North Kansas City High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Kansas City High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top