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Lee's Summit West High School

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Posted July 27, 2012

What a GEM of a school! My daughter absolutely loved it there. I can't say enough good things about my daughter's experience there. She became articulate, confident & made great friends while being at West. She was sad that I had to transfer her due to recent marriage. I am told by her that everyone can find a friend @ West (not alot of cliques). School spirit (in sports & debate & other activities) is top notch. You can tell so many of the kids love being there (school spirit/like a family). She never spoke of upper classmen bullying the underclassmen (even when she was a freshman). And the curriculum is top notch. I do feel that often they gave WAY too much homework (almost daily). But, they will be well prepared when college comes. Teaches them organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Regarding the comments made about the yearbook and mentors... As a previous yearbook editor, in 2004-2008, I just wanted to let you know that the yearbook has no affiliation with the staff or administrators at LSWHS. The yearbook is based on what the yearbook staff wants to write about and what the YEARBOOK staff feel is relevant to society today. Because of the first amendment in the constitution, freedom of speech and the press, we are able to write what we feel is relevant to the school. If you want your child not to be able to view these type of things you might want to send them to a private school where each student wears the same clothing. Society is changing and students find themselves trying to find their path, whether getting a tattoo, piercing, etc. You cannot rate a school on their yearbook, that is like rating a town based on their newspaper. It is two completely different things. Also you say that the staff is not professional. I completely and utterly disagree. The staff at LSWHS is both professional and great mentors. I still communicate with my previous teachers who have helped guide me to where I am in my education today (which is Pharmacy School).


Posted October 13, 2010

The available activities (sports and clubs) that the school offers. The involvement of the faculty. Always striving for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

The school has very good academic and extracurricular opportunities, however, the atmosphere is terrible. There is a very negative and unhappy feeling amongst the students. I do feel like I got a good education there, and while the point of going to school is to learn, I'm glad I left and got out of the awful social situation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

Very loose standards. Felt like staff wanted to be friends to students more than mentors...Double 2 page spread of belly button rings in the year book. Very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

We moved from Ohio 2 years ago and picked LSW because it was a new and upcoming school. My daughter quickly made new friends and was involved with 2 sports of which she lettered in. She also received an academic letter and finds her classes challenging. She takes IB courses which challenge her and has helped her prepare for college. My other daughter is an incoming freshman and is looking forward to cheering for the first time and will also be taking advance classes. I am excited that both of my girls have found success at this high school...I am glad we chose LSW.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

The principal and staff are mostly low key, and do not provide the proper encouragement and help that most students need. The principal seems only to care about her image.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2008

I moved to this school from arkansas and this school was the best thing that ever happened to me..... It is so awesome how the parents and students stay so involved with the school and are always up to date with the students activities!


Posted September 6, 2006

I just moved to Lee's Summit, MO. from Lancaster, PA. and have a freshmen attending LSW. The school spirit and parental/teacher involvement at this school is phenomenal. The school staff is very warm and friendly. We are definitely looking forward to the next few years at LSW!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

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

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
U.S. History

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

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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 Students72%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch65%
Students with disabilities51%
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 Students85%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
Students with disabilities60%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students79%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
Students with disabilities59%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students90%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
Students with disabilities63%
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%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunch76%
Students with disabilities68%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students58%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilities39%
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 79% 74%
Black 14% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 11%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2600 SW Ward Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
Phone: (816) 986-4000

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