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Archbishop O' Hara High School

Private | 9-12 | 353 students


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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $79,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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Posted June 3, 2014

Strong mathematics program thanks to Jim Monteil, Mary Haggerty, Brother Richard Geimer, Mac McGory, and Vicky Swanson. Competitive sports programs. Winner of Conference Academic Knowledge Bowl. Lasallian tradition. Devoted teachers.
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Posted July 10, 2011

Wonderful environment and dedicated faculty. Small enough to get to know nearly everyone. Catholic education. Inclusive sports program. Christian Brothers on staff since it opened in 1965. Most grads go on to college. Few windows since at the outset it had its own electric generators (now KC Power & Light).

Posted October 16, 2010

My husband graduated from O'Hara. My son graduated from O'Hara, and my daughter will graduate from O'Hara in 2013. The academic curriculum is one of the best through out the Kansas City area. The leadership through the teachers and staff is highly evident in all areas of learning. They make all students feel welcome and accepted in what a person my choose as the religion of choice. The parent involvement is very evident throughout the school community.
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Posted March 8, 2010

I have a daughter in this school and I am very happy with her grades . She will be ready for college after O'Hara , I would send any kid to this school , it is a very safe and loving place for them to grow and learn.
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Posted November 20, 2009

This school has an awesome academic program for students. The students are a great bunch of kids. The teachers pour their heart and soul into this school. You couldn't pick a better school for you child to attned.
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Posted November 16, 2009

Archbishop O'hara high school rates very good to excellent in all respects. The faculty is very student success oriented. While the Catholic faith is honestly represented, a non-Catholic student would be quite comfortable in this open and welcoming institution.
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Posted September 3, 2009

An Archbisop O'Hara High School education has prepared our children for college and for life. The staff is highly qualified and caring with little turnover. Respect and compassion for all is the thread that is woven into a quality educational experience. They are what public schools should be.
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Posted August 1, 2009

Archbishop O'Hara High School is an excellent school. There would be plenty of opportunity for parents to get involved if they wanted to. I would recommend this school to everyone and I give it an excellent rating.
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Posted February 26, 2005

My husband and I believe that O'Hara High School provided an excellent college prep education for our son who graduated five years ago. He came to this school in his junior year, it was not 'easy' but he was provided with fully comprehensive education. Even to the point of taking a course in life skills.
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Posted September 9, 2003

O'Hara is a great school -- the teachers are loving, caring, dedicated people -- and the principal is truly a Godly man. We have been very happy with O'Hara.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 74%
Black 23% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9001 James A Reed Road
Kansas City, MO 64138
Phone: (816) 763-4800


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