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Lee's Summit Senior High School

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Posted October 5, 2013

Our daughter attended Lee's Summit High School graduating in the class of 2005. This was a very rewarding experience academically as well as, socially. LSHS helped prepare our daughter for college. She was fortunate to have some of the best teachers in the district. She is currently working towards her doctorate degree. We will always be thankful for the administrative and teaching staff for giving of themselves 100 percent irregardless of our color or nationality. We will always be thankful for the wonderful experiences that our daughter received. We recommend the LSHS School District to all families who want their children to excel academically. GO TIGERS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2013

Do you think that 42% of the students are just lazy or stupid? Statistics do not lie. The average student is not receiving a good enough education to go to community college. Those are the facts. One college teacher told his students that they would not be in a remedial college class if their high school teachers had done their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

I find it funny everyone is complaining about the work load in college. ITS COLLEGE!! Lees Summit HS did more than enough with preparing students for college. If you struggle with college, then something happened with YOU in HS, not the staff. I do feel that they cater sports towards money. For the students that cannot afford much, they struggle to be a part of the teams since they cost so much, and choose students more by their parents' incomes.


Posted January 3, 2012

I graduated from LSHS in 2010 and I feel that I was given an exceptional education, especially having taken IB coursework. The administrators were all accepting and willing to let their students' creativity and talent shine, across all disciplines. I feel that I was challenged enough that I've been well ahead of the curve for my first three semesters of college. The school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities, several of which I was involved in, which greatly contribute to the spirited attitude of the students, faculty, parents and community. If I had to do it over again, I don't think I could have chosen a better school. I'd highly recommend LSHS (or any of the schools in the LS R-7 district) to any parents considering a move to the area.


Posted April 23, 2010

I am a freshman at LSHS and the school is amazing, it challenges you and makes you reach your full potential. I LOVE MY SCHOOL. GO TIGERS
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2009

I'm currently a freshman at the University of Missouri greatly struggling and not alone. Most all of my high school friends and I are failing to make the same grades we made in high school. The standards at LSH are low and the teachers do not prepare their students for the future. The people I met through the extra curricular activities are wonderful and a great support for me at college. I feel confident enough to apply myself for leadership positions, but not adequately prepared for the workload or difficulty of college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

i have gone to this school for my freshman year, last year. i had a great experiance, and know that I had helpful teachers and friends who where always there to help me when i was having trouble
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2007

I was a student from 1999-2002, and I have to admit that this school was absolutely wonderful, education-wise! The standards are set high, and prepare students for college. I was a 'misfit' for most of the years attending, and did get one teacher who made it clear he did not approve of my style, but for the most part the teachers were very accepting and supportive... However, as a student from a lower income home, the other kids tended to sneer at me on occasion (mostly during the freshman year). But I think suffering through an awkward social life was worth the wonderful education that I received! Sports are definitely cheered on in this school, but they could incorporate some of the academic teams into their pep assemblies!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 20, 2006

What a wonderful school! The music program is one of the best in the country.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 6, 2005

This school allows many opportunities for students to accel to college level courses and does a wonderful job of preparing students for further education. They will help you to find the right college for you and will also help get you to a service academy if you want. The coaches for sports are very tough and fair, teaching the value of hard work and team spirit. The teams are not always at the top but they do not recruit and fully expect and encourage students to put acedemics first. Overall this is a wonderful school and would highly recomened it to anyone considering moving to the Kansas City area.
—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.
Algebra I

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
U.S. History

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

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students66%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Free or reduced-price lunch59%
Students with disabilities34%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students84%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Free or reduced-price lunch71%
Students with disabilities53%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students72%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students82%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch64%
Students with disabilities51%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students83%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch76%
Students with disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students52%
Black28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities29%
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 12% 17%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 22%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Accredited with distinction (2007)
  • Accredited with distinction (2006)
  • Accredited with distinction (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:28 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. John Faulkenberry
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (816) 986-2095

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
School leaders can update this information here.

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400 SE Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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Phone: (816) 986-2000

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