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Mountain Grove High School

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Posted February 22, 2009

I myself graduated from the Mtn. Grove School system. I made the choice to live and raise my children in Mtn. Grove so they may attend this school. The teachers a great!! While they have a wonderful sports program, they have an even better Nursing program (you are able to become a cert. CNA, Building Trades, college courses through MSU WHILE you attend school. This is in the High School. They prepare students to become adults to function in todays society. Great head to toe!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

As a student, I can probably give you a good account of how this school runs, having been to this school since elementary and am now in high school. It is entirely true that this school puts a great deal of emphasis on sports -- and it is because they are good at it. They have a decent amount of sports (football, baseball, volleyball, cheer-leading, golf, and softball), but be warned that mostly the same people play these sports and have been for years. The quality of the education here is decent, but could be vastly improved upon. None of the curriculum is particularly challenging, so if your child is advanced, and gets bored easily, this isn't a good school for them. Even for average students, it is all busy work. I don't know much about the special education programs, but I don't put too much faith into them. Kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

Due to relocations my children (5) have attended schools in three different districts. Currently two are attending school in the MG district. If your primary consideration for a school is for your child to have an opportunity to play football, than this is a good fit for you. However if you choose to have an education with a broader base, then I would look to a neighboring community. (I want to say up front I love football, and all five of my children have played football, with a couple of them excelling at it.) If you take the time to check the MAP test scores for the area you will find MG scores the lowest in all catagories. The staff can be small minded, working for change is frustrating. Post primary-education assistance isnt stressed. Special needs are a battle that is draining. Still no handicapped-access at some school buildings. & more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

My school has a very strong athletic program. My school also has a very strong extracurricular program. But academically, I believe there is a wide gap in student achievement. The only students who are really challenged are remedial students, and they never seem to get ahead. While this is probably because most of these students don't put the effort in. The most advanced students aren't challenged, because they have to sit through classes they are already ahead of. Regular students are getting a good education, but it really isn't anything special. There are a few exceptional teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2006

I have 3 children in this school and I personally graduated from this school. Mtn. Grove is a great school. People can say that the community and administration put too much emphasis on sports, I however, can tell you, I didn't play sports and excelled in school and after school and am currently managing a business. My children all play sports...Kindergarten through 10th grade. The school has an academic requirement which is much higher than surrounding schools. They have a no F policy which keeps kids working hard academically and in sports. There no F policy means not even one F. The teachers in this school are overall very good teachers who care about the students. The administration in this school is mostly former students and have the school's best interest at heart. The YMCA and the school work closely together. This is an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

These are fine schools. I realize that sports are important in this district, but this is not the only one. If a parent wants their children to sucessed and a child is motivated there are programs toward that goal. I feel that a school is just as good as their students, teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

This is a school district to avoid. The community has repeatedly shown a scorn for education while pumping their support into sports. One local citizen even said on the radio that 'smart kids don't need special classes' and advocated cutting gifted classes. While some teachers and administrators will say they believe in a good school, they can't do anything against the people who stand in the way of a decent education for children in this district. Now, if you only care about your child playing sports and don't care if they are educated for the future, then go right ahead and go to this school.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra II

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
English II

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
U.S. History

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students31%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students68%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Free or reduced-price lunch65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students95%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students53%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students39%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
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 98% 74%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
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 50%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Marcia Stumpff
Fax number
  • (417) 926-1702

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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420 North Main
Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Phone: (417) 926-3177

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