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Oak Park High School

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3 stars

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Posted September 3, 2014

I went to Oak Park high school, I graduated in 2014. I have been at college for two weeks, and I am so overwhelmed by the fact that Oak Park did nothing but unprepared me for this step into my future. I failed my first paper because I was taught MLA format the wrong way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2014

Oak Park High School is a very good school and im glad to be there <3
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2014

All 4 of my daughters went thru Oak Park and had both academics success as well as growing into wonderful college graduates. Not sure where some of the other ratings came from but they have excellent programs for academics as well as sports and fine arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

Oak Park has a long history of excellence. I'm proud to be a part of a school that knows how to do it right. So many seniors win academic scholarships for all their hardwork & dedication to community & school. The fine arts department is second to none, and the Journalism department is nationally recognized. There are so many amazing things about Oak Park, I could go on and on!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

I Went to oak park over the last school year and i hated it there was too many fights the teachers didn't care. The principal was great one though. The school also had about 2000 students and it was to cramped for that many students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

I went to Oak Park. Some of my family went to the other two schools in the district. Those of us lucking enough to attend Oak Park received a much better education. I am now helping family who didn't go to Oak Park with their college classes. I was very prepared for college. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The schools test say it all. Most everyone got along. I am looking forward to sending my own children there.


Posted August 28, 2008

I loved this school. It was a great place to learn the teachers were very helpful and I learned a lot in all of my classes. The principal was the best principal you could ask for. I loved Oak Park and I would defiatley recomend it
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2008

We moved to the Oak Park School District from the Winnetonka School District due to the higher standard and quality of a school. I am very happy with Oak Park and they they are very strict with the 'no tolerance policy' which I am very happy with. My daughter loves her teachers and is in the Gold Medallian program. She loves her music and has done extremely well in all of her classes. The only negative thing that I have to say is that the School District must a stricter policy on cellphone use. It's too distracting and kids abuse this priviledge with texting. Cellphones are not for school, they are for AFTER school and they shouldn't be allowed in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Oak Park appears to do pretty well in teaching math and science but is poor in providing a good grounding in social studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

I have attended Oak Park, it focuses on the entire school, every aspect; sports, education (they don't baby you, they prepare you for real life), and music. It is a much better option.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2007

Oak park does not have the quality education I was looking for in this district (I ended up transferring my kids to winnetonka). Its good, but I dont believe its held to the standard they say it is. It seems the school only focuses on sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

Oak Park is an o.k. school. The teachers aren't as helpful as most parents would like, but you get what you can get. The principal is'nt as concerned with the students as of most schools my children have gone to. I do hope it improves. I do have to say that their football players are exceptionally well, but wish this school wasnt so involved with sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

As a former student at Oak Park, I do not feel that I was prepared for college at all. I had NO idea what I was getting into. I think at Oak Park there is more of an emphasis on sports than anything else, really. The music programs are pretty good there, but Oak Park lives and dies by football. I think that if Oak Park put as much emphasis on education as they do sports, college would be easier than high school. Kids would know what to expect from college, and kids would be better prepared for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 18, 2005

I attended Oak Park all 4 years of my high schoool education, and feel that it really did prepare me for college. The school does offer many different educational programs to fit the needs of different students. I honestly can say that i think most of my teachers were competant individuals. The only problem I can see is that there is quite a bit of favoratism within the school. A select few students are allowed to get away with anything by the administration, mostly athletes, and the teachers do have a tendancy to stereotype kids based on how they dress. In conclusion: good educational and after school programs, somewhat shady social promotion.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2003

I have had 2 children graduate from Oak Park. My youngest will be a Senior next year. My youngest is currently enrolled in the Gold Medallion Program. I personally feel this program requires a lot to be completed by the student within 1 year. However, the program is being revised for the 2003-2004 school year. The changes being made should help dramatically. This program really prepares the student for college. I would highly recommend it. I believe my children have received a great education from Oak Park. I would recommend any student to go there.


Posted May 6, 2003

I went here, received an excellent education, and made lifelong friends as well!


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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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
45%
Algebra II

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%
English II

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students30%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Free or reduced-price lunch20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students73%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students53%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students61%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students50%
Black23%
Hispanic38%
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students46%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Black22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
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 70% 74%
Black 11% 17%
Hispanic 11% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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825 NE 79th Terr
Kansas City, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 413-5300

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