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Pilot Grove High School

Public | 9-12 | 120 students

 
 

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4 stars


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3 reviews of this school


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Posted October 24, 2005

Having completed a bachelors and two masters degrees, I know that I received an excellent foundation at PGHS. Yes, the students drink a lot and sports is always a focus in a small town, but the teachers and the curriculum are wonderful. Having compared my education to other students from around the U.S. (including my current home in a suburb of Washington DC), I know that I had an outstanding education comparable to some of the most expensive private colleges on the east coast. If you can tolerate the small town environment, the school is definitely worth the move.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 23, 2003

As a graduate from Pilot Grove high school, I can say that the effort and suuport the teachers give is phenomenal. I can't remeber a day after school or early morning when there wern't at least four teachers in before 7am. The empahsis on sports at the school is a bit much. I participated in theater, drama, and acadimic clubs and always felt as though, I was a second class citizen to the 'jocks'. Alcohol is another factor in a small town. theres nothing elese to do so why not drink? It takes a strong person to say no, and be themselves.


Posted April 21, 2003

I can't tell you how wonderful the teachers are. They are a most impressive group of teachers that I am very grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting and being a student under. The students are able to get very close to the teachers, and when I graduated I didn't only see them as teachers, but as some of the closest friends I've ever had. As far as the student attitudes, they stink. It is in a very small town where the main focus is alcohol, not only among the students, but also the parents. There are a few students that are not sheep, and don't follow the leader as far as alcohol is concerned, but it is a very hard school to go to if your child doesn't have a strong standing of who he/she is and what they believe in.


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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
85%
Algebra II

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
85%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%
English II

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students54%
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Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students44%
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Biology

All Students64%
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Whiten/a
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Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

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

English II

All Students68%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
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 98% 75%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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107 School St
Pilot Grove, MO 65276
Phone: (660) 834-4415

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