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Knob Noster High School

Public | 9-12

We are best known for Laptops for EVERY student!

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted November 14, 2012

Always excellent. Great facilities, staff, support, and town. I went through the school from pre-school to graduation and have done well in life because of the great foundation I received at KNHS. Thanks to the teachers and administrators who never bullied the kids, took time to teach and treated parents like partners instead of pests. I would send my own kids to KNHS
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Knob Noster High School is the best! They really excel in trying to help all the students succeed. Last year they gave out laptop computers to all their students from freshmen to seniors. What a great thing to allow their students access to the internet and all the valuable information. They do a great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2006

As a single working parent, the education my child has received in the Knob Noster school system is the best I've encountered. The staff has made every effort to make us feel welcome and safe. The teachers and the Administrative staff are truly concerned with the welfare of the children and they are dedicated to making sure each child is doing their best without being overly strict and negative. They promote a positive and encouraging atmosphere. The interaction with parents is as much or as little as the parent needs to ensure their child is getting the attention they need to succeed. However, they are very good at involving the parents in disciplinary situations to make sure the child gets the help they need to turn around and re-examine their intentions. Pre-college instruction is great. This is a very positive, encouraging and exciting place to be!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

The academic quality of the Knob Noster school system is unsurpassed. Having now had two children graduate from the Knob Noster Schools, I would highly recommend it! I have had the opportunity to have a child in both the college prep courses and also a child in Special Needs. Both kids have surpassed my expectations on both levels. The guidance they both recieved and still continue to recieve from former teachers is almost unheard of in today's society. The science program of the Knob Noster High School prepares students for the challenges of college chemistry and physics. The staff of the Knob Noster School District is one of the highest caliber and now with the addition of the JROTC program has made it even stronger than it previously was...Congratulations Knob Noster on a Winning Educational Team! Thank you !
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
56%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students52%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunch64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
White 80% 74%
Black 11% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Knob Noster Middle School (KNMS)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Central Missouri (15 miles away)
University of Missouri (Mizzou)
Truman State University
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Royal Peterson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (660) 563-3384

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Turf Football Field (2009)
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • All-Weather Track
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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  • Every enrolling student in grades 9-12 will recieve a laptop. Classes are highly integrated with technology. Most classrooms are equipped with smartboards and LCD projectors. Instructors embed technology in the curriculum to prepare students for high tech careers. The school has a rich, diverse population drawing on military and non-miliatry students. Students are VERY accepting of new students and the school has a wonderful "Student 2 Student" welcoming program. Class sizes are exceptional and facilities are well above average. Extracurricular and Co-Curricular activities help mold well-rounded graduates!
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Knob Noster Middle School (KNMS)

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Central Missouri (UCM)
University of Missouri (MU)
Truman State (Kirksville)
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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504 South Washington
Knob Noster, MO 65336
Phone: (660) 563-2283

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