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Kansas City, MO
Students enrolled: 1,346

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5815 NE 48th St
Kansas City, MO 64119

(816) 413-5500
(816) 413-5505
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December 29, 2014
I just want to say I think it's great that Winnetonka has the daycare for the teen moms. Education is important and some of these girls might not have another choice. Kids make mistakes. If you think your kid isn't doing things with the opposite sex then you are probably in denial. All we can do is educate them and hope they do the right thing. All high schools have teen pregnancy. This high school is just one of the few who choose to help these girls. I for one am proud to support this school. This could be a rumor but i heard they are opening a 2nd daycare at NKC high school too. We only had one issue with a certain teacher and it is just now finally being taken care of. That's why I give them 4 stars instead of 5.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2014
Winnetonka High School is amazing. As a current student, I would say my experience was amazing. The only problems are times and teachers. If you need help in school the teachers (yes everyone) will tell you only to come in after school or intervention instead of answering that little question you might have. The problem with teachers as well is bullying. I have been getting bullied since the first day of school. ALL of the bulling has occurred in front of the teachers. Example people would bully me right in front of the teachers and all the teachers would do is look ay me-raise one eyebrow and do nothing. i highly think Winnetonka should work more on paying attention to the students and help them. Also the teachers all give out homework every single day. Some of us have busy schedules after school. They just don't care as long as you turn it in on time. Some teachers do not give the students freedom in their education. This high school suspends students for the most irrelevant reasons. I highly think this school should work on be a community of helping each other.

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2014
My school is the best in the district. Everyone is so chill and you can literally talk to anyone you want. We are not cliche and i never see signs of someone getting bullied. We work really hard daily and most students are involved in some type of club, organization, fine art,and or sport. i hate that people only look at test scores to determine whether or not a school is good because we're a a family and have a great teachers awesome students and a fun but rigorous learning environment,. i'm only a sophomore (class of 2017) but i can't see myself going anywhere. Once a Griffin always a Griffin.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2014
Currently my 2 children would attend Winnetonka. Instead I send them to North Kansas City High School. Partly because NKHS has the IB program and because I do not want my children to attend a high school that has a daycare in it for the student population. Funnily enough, I am a liberal but the thought of sending my kids to a school that caters to the pregant teenage population disturbs me.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2013
Winnetonka is a great school! Lot's of nice people. North Kansas City School District is awesome/

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2012
I love going to tonka and it's not as bad as people say. By the way it's no zoo. Crime is a part of life and happens at almost every school. I love it here and nobody can change my mind.

- submitted by a student
February 04, 2012
This school is a complete mess!! My child was assaulted by another student last week and the vice principle yell in my face and refused to help me. I am not sending my child back to this trashy school. I hope that Oak Park or Staley can provide a safer and more professional environment. The students have total control over the teachers. There maybe 3 of 30 children focusing in class. What a waste of my tax dollars. Remove your children from this ZOO if you LOVE them.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
I graduated from Tonka in '01, back then it didn't have the bad rep it has now. My parents actually relocated so my brother wouldn't have to go there! It used to have 2 extremes - the rich and the poor kids. I always liked the teachers but the in-school student baby nursery did the rep in, especially when other schools starting sending all of the pregnant teens to Tonka. Good idea but didn't quite help the schools rep. This school now really needs a makeover and better athletics!!

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2009
My two kids graduated in 2204 and 2008, scored in the 30s on the ACT, and were accepted into prestigious colleges. This is a great school that provides lots of opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
I'm a senior at Tonka, and I really enjoy going there. There are many different groups and every one is accepted. The teachers care about their students' success and there are multiple opportunities for students to get help from not only their teacher, but from other teachers as well. The activities provided for students are broad and most can find something they enjoy. Plus, the performing arts groups are absolutely great!

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2008
I hate going to winnetonka high... M first week there i had my purse stolen! the students do not care about learning, and the teachers really dont care... Thew only thing i really like about this school is the food!

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2007
At Tonka, you get a little bit of everything. Everyone basically gets along, and the school isn't 'ruled' by one group of people. The teachers are fun, and I always learn something new everyday. Our school is the cleanest in the district, also. The only bad thing about Tonka is the bad rep, but it's really not true. I never feel threatened when I go to school, in fact, I look forward to it. Overall it's a great place for learning and making friends.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2007
Really a great school. Excellent teachers. Great activities and student involvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
My Daughter is now a sophomore. The teachers, sports programs and arts are great. The football team stinks, but oh well the rest is more important. I am very happy my kid goes to Winnetonka.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Great school ...great teachers This school has incredible school spirit.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
This school is extremely wonderful I love the programs and the progress my child made after switching to tonka.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2007
Winnetonka is a great school and I love it there. Trust me, I was at Oak Park for two years and I liked it very much, but when we moved to Winnetonka's bounday, I thought I would hate it. I loved it. The teachers are way better and helpful, and the music programs are awesome. I highly recommend this as a great school.

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2007
I have two kids at Winnetonka, and let me say its a wonderful school. Don't listen to what anyone else says about it. Yes, there are the troublesome kids there (like every school) but the vast majority are intelligent and very cerative kids. They have an excellent band program and the teachers are quality teachers and very unique, not just the 'read and take notes' type. It's a clean and well kept school and I will remember to make sure my next kid goes there.

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September 16, 2005
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March 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2005
wonderful community and great teacher student interaction, the theatre program is phenomenal, along with music, not just sports at this school.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2004
Excellent school! Everyone is extremely helpful and concerned about the students. Students are very involved in school acitivites ... not just sports, but the fine arts (superb!) as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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Winnetonka High School
5815 NE 48th St, Kansas City, MO  64119
(816) 413-5500
Last modified Winnetonka 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.
Winnetonka High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top