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East High School

Public | 7-12 | 1068 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2011

EAST HIGH SCHOOL worst school ever!!! It doesn't help bullying cause teachers just stand by and look. My child has sometimes comed home crying that he has been bullied and that teachers administrators don't pay attetion as a concern dont send your child here. That's why my child is now attending the Independence school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Van Horn has become a school that truly encouragies learning! Teachers here really care and take time to build relationships with studeants. So, students are doing great too! Van Horn Rocks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2009

I am a recent graduate of Van Horn. I am proud to say that this school has made a full turn around from what it once was! The teachers and staff really cared about what grades we got, they helped us catch up on missing assignments and overall made the school a better place. Van Horn has major potential and highly talented students from what I have seen this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2009

At first, I was worried about sending my little girl to Van Horn. However, I couldn't be happier with her success and the success of the transformation of Van Horn. I believe Van Horn High School will become the better of the three Independence High Schools in no time at all, if they aren't already. Go Van Horn! #1 Baseball Team in Independence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

I am a proud parent of a current Van Horn student. At first we were worried how it would be but I have to tell you that we are so glad we made the decision to send our son to Van Horn. I feel like the teachers are there to help the students learn and to use their full potential. I think Van Horn will be one of the better high schools in the area in the upcoming years. I am very proud to be associated with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I believe that anyone who has submitted a rating before September of 2008 doesn't have a clear picture of the 'new' Van Horn High School. The high school and its 'feeder schools' have left the Kansas City school district and are now proud parts of the Independence School District. Complaints about trash and teachers have been addressed in a very postitive way. I'd love to see what people would write now if they visited the school today! Great things are happening at Van Horn today!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 26, 2008

I am a 2005 graduate of Van Horn High School, while at Van Horn there were just a few teachers who really cared about the students and was one of the best performing high schools in the KC district. I think now that Van Horn is now a part of the Independence School District the high school will stand out more academic wise and the school facilities will be more updated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

Top Notch. Best School in the area. I couldn't ask for more in a learning institution. Keep it up! As with any educational centers, the complainer's are usually students and parents of students who are not performing up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Van Horn is a great school with beautiful teachers and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2007

I am a recent student here at Van Horn High School. Throughout my high school education I feel that Van horn has taught me nothing. I am pretty embarrased to say that I attend Van Horn. Van Horns Interior is terrible! There is trash everywhere! And guess what nobody does anything about it. The teachers here complain to the students that they dont get paid and they decide not to do their job. Its safe to say that no student in Van horn would recommend any student to attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2006

Van Horn administrators are a complete joke. They treat parents as if they are children themselves whenever there is a problem with administration. Under no circumstances would I recommend sending a child there unless you want a non thinking, non-educated, child who is prepared to only work in a dictatorship like atmosphere in a robotic manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

In my opinion Van Horn is not all bad, but it does have its down points. For example the teachers need to interact with the students more and not just give assignments all day. I left Van Horn and now attend a much more advanced, and totally better school. That school needs to have more tutoring for people who need it and teachers that really care about the students instead of what happend to their fellow teachers during the weekend. That school needs a complete make over becauswe the students don't respect it. If they were getting more help then students might actually respect their school and not try to skip every day.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2006

The quality of academic programs at Van Horn is pretty good. We recently got a new superintendent and the school has slightly higher expectations now. Sport programs are getting bigger and bigger every year, and parents are a lot more involved compared to 2 yrs. ago. Van Horn also added a band class for students to participate in. It takes time to get our school as organized as a suburban school but their getting their.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2005

We were students in the class of 2001. This school really isn't that bad, if the teacher would focus on the student and teach more students would respond better. All of the teachers need to stop pass all the athletic student just because they pass the exrtacurricular activities. Teacher need to socialize after school with one another than socializing during classes. The princepals need to be more interactive with the student than sitting in thier offices all day.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 56% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 51% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
10%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students22%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islander6%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch22%
Students with disabilities46%
Limited English proficient students8%

Math

All Students34%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White50%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities42%
Limited English proficient students26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. 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

Communication Arts

All Students18%
Black15%
Asian/Pacific Islander5%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White23%
Free or reduced-price lunch18%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficient students9%

Math

All Students21%
Black17%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White23%
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilities36%
Limited English proficient students13%

Science

All Students15%
Black12%
Asian/Pacific Islander13%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White15%
Free or reduced-price lunch15%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficient students7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

142 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
10%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
27%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
4%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students29%
Black18%
Asian/Pacific Islander27%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White31%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students21%
Black6%
Asian/Pacific Islander8%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students14%

English

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students58%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander31%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White91%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students39%

Geometry

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students43%

Government

All Students30%
Black16%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient students31%

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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
Hispanic 47% 5%
Black 33% 17%
White 11% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Thomas Herrera
Fax number
  • (816) 418-3130

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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1924 Van Brunt Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 418-3125

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