This school is very uncoordinated. Anything goes. Kids can be 30 minutes late to class and no penalty for it except a tardy. Teachers are more like friends of the students rather than an adult influence. Kids sell drugs, smoke, and all those things on school property. Half of the faculty act like know it all's. I dont look forward to going into my sophomore school year here. Kids are on phones talking during class! Kids have in headphones while teaching is going on. Being that it is a campus type school, there is pretty much free will. You can leave whenever without being questioned. This is the worst nkc high school. I cannot believe this is in the same district as Staley! I do not recommend this school to anyone. If you want to live in NKC and you have a high schooler, I encourage you to move further north so your child does not have to go through what I am because I have the desire to get an education.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
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.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of North Kansas City High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for North Kansas City High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.