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Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School

Public | 9-12 | 160 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

If you feel good about a progressive libral minded education, this is the place for you. If you want a broader, more challenging environment with lots of choices in cirriculum, you should look beyond this district. Good people, good intentions, nice families, just lacking depth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

The drop out rate is very high. And lots of students put in alternate programs for low preformers. The class (grade) sizes so small there is not much variety in academics. The coaches in sports play favorites and let some kids sit on bench. Even when not in official fames. Took my kids out to private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

When moving to St. Louis we were determined to send our children to private schools. As we were perusing the different options within our area, a neighbor approached and asked if we had considered the local public school. They went on and on about the district and the amazing school and so we decided to go, just to say we went. We were BLOWN away. It was better than the highest end private schools we were considering. There were small classroom sizes, teachers that were awarded MO teacher of the year awards (Heather Bailey), gardens the children tended, farm animals and classes on sustainability. The actual building was of the highest notch architecture. It was open, light and bright with floor to ceiling windows. When meeting the principal, I noted that she knew every child's name in the entire school all 250 something of them! The icing was that everyday the children's lunches consisted of a locally grown and harvested fruit or vegetable. The playground focussed on imaginative play with little buildings depicting a small village and push peddle cars and trikes to navigate the "town". Four years later...we are still thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

MRH approaches education with a lot of new ideas, which I think is important. From bringing farm animals and raising chickens, to taking field trips and job shadowing, there is an emphasis on taking learning beyond the classroom. Add this with the fact that technology is widely used in the school, and every student get a laptop to use for homework, and MRH seems like a private school for a public school price.


Posted October 24, 2011

After many many years in the school district I liked it here and there, but when the high schoolers play around they act as if they are bullying each other but it is playing. This is a major concern because if some one is to be bullied people will just think that its a joke. After 12 years ( Pre-K though 10th grade I'm sick of it i just flat out don't like it. To me it is like college they give you the work, don't explain it then tell you to just do it. I have dyslexia and yes i did have to find out how to spell it but they gave me no help what so ever with it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

It's a hands-on school with lots of great opportunities at hand. At MRHHS there's never a day when you don't learn something new.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I love Maplewood Richmond Heights because of the people and the teachers. The people because they are friendly and help you if you need help. The teachers because they are specific with they topic they are teaching, and if you need help with something, then they will help you whenever they get the chance. they give you a second chance to do your assignments. They have expeditions, and they always have activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I love Maplewood Richmond Heights because of the people and the teachers. The people because they are friendly and help you if you need help. The teachers because they are specific with they topic they are teaching, and if you need help with something, then they will help you whenever they get the chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I Love my school, because they give you a second chance to do your assignments. They have expeditions, and they always have activities. But there sports are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Great environment, caring teachers, free laptops.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

My school offers great opportunities for people ready to step into the real world. They offer a laptop for every student that is used daily and can be taken home. The library is amazing, with lots of books and computers to get you interested in reading, doing research, or just taking a break in the cafe area of the library.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

I love Maplewood because we get to have personal laptops and we have a great range of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I have so much fun at my school and we have great programs and we all get macs to use for school work and I think thats really awesome! I think that everyone should get to have what we have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

I love Maplewood Richmond Heights because the teachers are really nice and I just think my school is awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

Maplewood offers us many opportunities. They teach us leadership, respect, cooperation and how to be a good person in society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

i love Maplewood-Richmond Heights because the sports are very high and we are always in the newspaper! and we get laptops and we have very smart and respect students, out school is also on the Disney Channel!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Its the most cleanest, and its fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

I love the fact that we skip classes every other day, so that we get time to do homework for our other classes !
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

I love maplewood because it has helpful teachers that help you to get ready for college that want yo to succeed in life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

We have an awesome tech program, a beautiful new theater, and every teacher knows each of their students names at a glance!
—Submitted by a 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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
Algebra II

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
English II

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%
U.S. History

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

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 Students56%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students62%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students78%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Free or reduced-price lunch79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students34%
Black21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch30%
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 48% 74%
Black 45% 17%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

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  • Project Headware 1:1 program

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

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

Gifted & talented

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

School start time
  • 8:05am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Grawer Kevin
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (314) 644-3681

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Independent Study
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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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Arts & music

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Music
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  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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  • As part of our Expeditionary learning theme our students attend four "Expeditions" during their middle school experience. Two trips are in state (Babler State Park, Sherwood Forest Campground) and Spring Expeditions take place in Tremont, Tennessee and Dauphin Island, Alabama.
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7539 Manchester Rd
Maplewood, MO 63143
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Phone: (314) 644-4401

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