« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

9010 Old Santa Fe Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

(816) 316-7300
(816) 316-8009
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Hickman Mills Senior High School address.

June 21, 2015
The bad teaching and the bad students are out weighing the good work and effort of the good students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
June 21, 2015
My child currently attends that school.... and I have to be honest it's a disgrace and a shame that those good teachers and good students have to suffer for lack of caring on the part of others. My child wants nothing more but to get out of that school. my wife and I are currently looking for a home in a better school district, to put our daughter and later our son in a better school system. In a nutshell the entire neighborhood in that area has fallen by the waist side and consist of a bunch of parents that just don't give a d!!! and thier kids are bringing that same attitude with them to school.....

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2014
I move a lot, and right now I'm attending Ruskin High School. After six weeks, I have no learned one single thing. Most of the lessons are what Center Middle School teaches in their eight grade, or revisited in Raytown High School at the very beginning of the school year for 9th graders. What I'm saying is that this school is well behind in a lot of their subjects. Some of the staff members have attitudes if asked a certain thing, even going to the point of pressing their religion views onto you. Every doorway is guarded, where going to your counselor in the morning is a not. And the bus system...if you are gone from your spot for more than a week, from sickness or a funeral, the bus drivers will just drive past you. And there are so many changes, such as what time when the students get out and the bus arrangement, but no one will inform you until the very last second, and then it's too late. If you transfer in, you will find yourself bored with all of the super easy tasks they assign. This school is primary for their students to socialize (as well as fight and cause drama), not a place for work.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2010
I currently live in the Hickman Mills School District and I'm trying to run fast as I can. I have one daughter who graduated in 2007. Yes she is in her 4th year of college but she is struggling with her Science/Math courses. I now know it's because she was not prepared. She wasn't taught the basics or fundamentals needed to succeed in those areas. I now have an 8th grader who I pulled from the district. I have since enrolled him in private school. His number one thing on his Christmas list was to go to a different school. RED FLAG #1. I won't use this forum to bash teachers/administrators but I could go on for days about the lack of attention, detail, accountability and compentency! This district is failing students who have a desire to succeed in life!!

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2010
As a student of Hickman Mills High School, I believe that the teachers fully prepare their students to go into the world, not looking for sympathy from their teachers or others. The teachers enforce the fact that your grade and results are your responsibility. This has raised our test scores, and we have met AYP this last year, while other schools in the same financial predicament have not. We can accredit this to the quality of teachers, and students. For those who claim that the teachers, principals, and vice principals are not giving us enough attention or that they don't care about us, that is a big lie. The fact that these teachers have kept teaching at this school, instead of teaching at a more well off school, shows their dedication to their students, and their jobs. They give us what we need to know.

- submitted by a student

February 12, 2009
Hickman Mills has problems with discipline, but I do not believe it's the schools problem, but more of a society as a whole problem. Parents need to become active in thier children's lives and enforce what is being taught at the school.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2008
The school can be a dominant one in the area if it had been given the appropriate guidance it needs and if the teachers would teach where the students understand and learn. Are our math and science teachers tteaching above or below the levels of the students ability? Lack of classroom control without any teacher reprecussions to the teacher is inconceivable. The principal needs to be more active and supportive of it's student body. The principal and assistant principals should be out in the morning welcoming and greeting the students. Show you care about them. All tests given at the school should reflect on what the student has learned during the past few months. Do not give a ACT type test or SAT test like what was done this past year without parents being told or the students beforehand. Don't give ACT tests for finals.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2007
My daughter graduated from HMHS in 2002. It was an excellent school. We were proud of the school and her teachers. The academics prepared her for college.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2007
I am currently a senior at HMHS and I feel my four years there have been wasted. It's a terrible school and with all of the chaos going on, it's hard to keep your eye on authentic goals. We need changes, and FAST. I feel the school still has a chance to change in many respects, but it's evidently going to take a lot of work. I just hope the graduation ceremony isn't a total disgrace again.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2006
I am a sophomore at Hickman Mills and I feel that this school has gotten worse overthe years! I agree with the parents on the issues of the district and more the less its schools.

- submitted by a student

May 24, 2006
When we moved into this district in 1988 it was a selling point to buying our house. What a disappointment it has become. I have now graduated three students from HMHS. Thankfully our third child learned to blind herself from all the choas and actually learned something.This School has not had a friendly learning enviornment since my first child graduated in 2001.The graduation ceremony has become absoutely disgraceful.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2006
I am a student at Hick Man Mills High School and i believe that the students along witht he teachers are trying as hard as they can. There has not been one teacher that has not given me their insight to the course. Hickman is not the worst or the best school around, but it is my school and I respect every one here. We are all trying our hardest to get ready for college.

- submitted by a student

January 24, 2006
I feel the district has given their schools the green light with discipline and they have lost track of what their mission is,which is to educate the students. My two children attended Kansas schools,so I have never experienced negative attitudes, and comments from teacher's and administrators until moving into this district. Most parents feel the same, but they don't care to address it together. In the year and a half my son attended Hickman, I have met 4 of 16 of his teachers, who were friendly, respectful, and seemed to care about his progress. I left work to attend a scheduled conference with a teacher, and found a note on her door. Her swim lessons were not as important as my son's progress.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2005
I am a sophmore at Hickman Mills Highschool and I strongly agree with the parents on this issue. I do not believe that so many students can fail the MAP and other things if the teachers were willing to teach. Given that there are some teachers that do educate, it only takes one to flunk a million. That is why I want to transfer schools so that I can get the education that I want and need. I am sure that other students would agree with me when I say Hickman Mills has gotten worse and worse over the years.

- submitted by a student

December 27, 2004
I am a senior at this school, and obviously, its not the greatest of institutions. So much blame is put on the teachers for the lack of interest, but tell me then, how is it that I as a student at this highschool am able to progress forward? A teacher cannot teach a child who is unwilling to learn. This school has a program called CODE, where students who are willing to be challenged, can take challenging courses. The funding is there, and the dedicated teachers are there, the only thing lacking is the motivated students.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2004
This high school is a discrace. The 'don't care' attitude resonates through the students, teachers and yes, even the principal. My daughter is a sophmore at this high school and has so much potential, but this environment is quickly changing her positive attitude towards school. More than half the students that graduate from this school do not go on to college. Some of the teachers at this school only teach the child to copy their notes onto a test to make themselves look like a good teacher, when actully the student has not truly learned the class material. Some of the teachers have even told me they will not assign all the homework or put it on a test because, ' they won't remember it anyway.' I heard this comment from 3 teachers at this school. It is sad the students who graduate from this school will not be prepared.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2004
Having graduated from this school in 1985. I have found that the quality of education has greatly declined. When we here 'No child left behind', it translates to every child pushed through for the goverment money. I have 4 children in the district, 1 graduated- self starter. The others can not even write a compelete sentence- grades 6, 8, 11. They say its the parents fault. Well as a alumni of the school take your resposiblity. When a teacher tells the child it is OK to spell phonically, a parent does not stand a chance. Yes, it starts at home, but continues at school.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: June 21, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Hickman Mills Senior High School
9010 Old Santa Fe Rd, Kansas City, MO  64138
(816) 316-7300
Last modified Hickman Mills Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12
Hickman Mills Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top