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9-12
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Kirkwood, MO
Students enrolled: 1,709

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801 West Essex Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122

(314) 213-6110
(314) 984-4412
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July 28, 2014
I have no idea why this school is rated 8 out 0f 10, when it is the third leading high school in the entire state of Missouri! It was a 10 out of 10 a couple of years ago. It is STILL a 10 out of 10!!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2014
Great community support for Kirkwood High School (as well as the middle/elementary schools). The teachers are world-class and the facilities are constantly being upgraded - new science building and gymnasium, renovated football/soccer/track stadium and a new pool coming soon!

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2013
I have already graduated three children from Kirkwood High School, (2003, 2004 and 2007). I now have a Freshman and Senior at Kirkwood High School and am very happy with the school, as I always have been. The school has great teachers, and there is a place at Kirkwood High for EVERY type of student. Yes, it has sports, theater, art, music...everything you want and need, but EVERY child, is accepted for who they are and are celebrated and supported!! THAT is what is most important to me!

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
This is a great school district, with always improving facilities. There is a great neighborhood feel with this school as well. All AP and advanced classes are offered and the community spirit is alive and thriving. The curriculum is what you make of it. If you use it to your advantage you will succeed.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 23, 2010
Because they offer so much to the students and everyone works together so well, including sports and music - understanding you can play sports (football, basketball, hockey) and still be in band, too.ceiv

- submitted by a community member
October 22, 2010
As the principal puts it: "We love your kids." This shows in everything including academics, sports, music, theater and the rapport that the teachers have with the kids. Our kids and our family are proud to be part of the Kirkwood Pioneer Community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
My friend's kids are thriving there, having transferred from another distric when they bought their current home. The kids love the cirriculum, extra cirrucular activies, the teachers and the environment. It's great to listen to them talk about their school in such an enthusiatic and postive way.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2010
It is a great school with a broad curriculum. Each teacher I have met displays enthusiasm for his/her subject as well as for his/her students.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 08, 2010
Who ever gave principal leadership less than 5 stars is crazy! Dr Holley goes to every sporting event and every year gets to know every single student! He goes to the english classrooms and learns everyones name and what they do at KHS or on their free time. I love KHS! Great school. I have learned so much! Go Pioneers!

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2009
I recently transferred to this school as a senior and started late and so far it seems like a good school and good education but students dont reach out to newer students and thats my only problem here so far

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
Great education, respect for students, good extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 12, 2007
love this school great learning enviorment.

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2007
Kirkwood HS is a great balance of supporting develepment for all students and for allowing encouraging participation in sports and clubs and other activities. We moved to Kirkwood for the schools and so far are very happy with what we have experienced. The leadership is top notch and cares about the students more than anything. This is very good and somewhat unusual in public schools. The music and arts programs are exceptional. The athletics program is wonderful too. So much for the kids to do and participate in. They don't have time for mischief!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2005
I have two teenagers currently enrolled at Kirkwood High School. My two daughters have opposite interests and hobbies and Kirkwood accomodates both of their personalities. The teachers are top-of-the-line and give 100%. The business department is outstanding and has sparked my daughter's enthusiasm for advertising. I believe Kirkwood is the best school in St. Louis county.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2005
Kirkwood Senior High School is one of the best public schools one could possibly attend. The teachers will work with a students, whether it's the whole class or individual. Kirkwodd's music program are one of the best in the area. They go to participate all over America. Kirkwood's athletic program is just as fabulous, the swim/dive team has a GPA of 4.1, and the football team has been to the semi-finals (04-05). Overall Kirkwood is a wonderful place to receive an education for any kind of student.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2005
I am currently senior at KHS. I have had a class with almost every teacher in the building. Each teacher loves what they do, and they care about their students. The AP courses are challenging yet the teachers who teach them are top notch. Our drama department is top of the line, our athletic programs consistently do well. Every other department in the school is always looking for ways to improve their already great program. Read the school's mission statement it describes KHS to a T. There are a ton of options to get involved at school. Here at KHS we love our sports and we all have a good time but not at the expense of others, and not at the expense of our studies. Kirkwood is a great school, I encourage you to visit the school and ask to be shown around, attend a sports game.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2004
We chose to homeschool our children while they were young and up to the age of about 14. Our reasons were not because of any reservations about the kirkwood schools. Our reasons were simply because we strongly believe in homeschooling for young kids. When our children became high school age, we actually visited all of the schools that were top ranked in the st. Louis area (both public and private.) As parents, we even sat in on classes! we decided kirkwood was one of the top 3 best choices anyone could have made. We have never regretted that decision. We happen to be certified teachers, as well, if that gives any additional credence to our evaluations. Kirkwood's orchestral and arts prgrms are stellar and can not even be found in private schools. The honors and ap options are top notch and challenging. Diversity and tolerance nicely coexist too.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I have had two children attend this school. One graduated in May 2003 and the other is currently enrolled. Besides many Advance Placement courses there are terrific theatre, music and other fine arts programs in addition to a comprehensive athletic department. I credit the extremely talented teachers for preparing my older child to get excellent ACT and SAT scores which enabled her to be accepted to a prestigious and highly selective college. The English, Math, History and Drama deartments are unequalled among St. Louis metropolitan area public high schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I am actually a former student of Kirkwood High School and I had a great time there. Kirkwood has great teachers that really help the students get ready for college. We have a reputation for being very welcoming and friendly so it helps raise students self-esteem and makes them feel comfortable. There is a wide variety of sports and extracurricular activities to join, even racquetball! Kirkwood has won the National Championship in racquetball 3 times in a row! If I still live in Saint Louis when I have children, Kirkwood would be my #1 choice and I strongly recommmend Kirkwood if you are looking for an awesome public school to send you child to.

- submitted by a former student
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Kirkwood Sr. High School
801 West Essex Ave, Kirkwood, MO  63122
(314) 213-6110
Last modified Kirkwood Sr. High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kirkwood Sr. High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top