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Platte County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1007 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 18, 2014

We moved here 2 years ago. I have a child in Paxton and Siegrist. There is a need to consolidate buildings or build new in the district. With so many buildings there is too many administrators bogging down the ability for the district to adapt quickly to new and current educational learning for the kids. These two school do not have technology class as a special. They are VERY behind in teaching technology compared to other districts. I have noticed also they are teaching subjects and topics at least a year behind our previous districts back east.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2013

Be very careful before moving here. Read the actual test scores for these schools and compare to others in the area. The district sugar coats the information as much as possible. If they rank last in the area on a certain subject they just don't publish it. If there score is high they put it everywhere. As of 2012 the kids at PCHS do worse in some subjects than the state average. We just noticed this after it was brought up in one of the local papers. Platte County is a nice area but DO NOT move here for the schools. Many other options with in KC area with much better schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

I moved here from Park Hill and boy was there a huge difference. My first year there almost all the upper classmen were actually very helping with just about everything. There is a great atmosphere surrounding the school. We have been recognized many times as being one of the top schools in Missouri and our music department is second to none. All of the teachers i had were willing to stay after their normal hours just to help me out with an assignment or to help me study for a quiz/ test. There is almost no violence there compared to a place like Park Hill or Park Hill South. There are so many opportunities to get scholarships to many places with their wide variety of after-school activities. Also attending the Northland Career Center is a great option for everyone there. I went there for Computer Maintenance Technology with Mr. Schildknecht teaching and i recieved possibly some of the best teachings ever. The counselors at the high school try to get everyone to take a look and tour the facility to try to find out what the kids really want to do for a living. Overall Platte County High School is one of the best choices my parents have ever made regarding my education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2011

We have had three children attend Platte City R-3 High School. The quality of the facilities and the faculty is unmatched in the area. The activities and sports are excellent, and the fact that a large number of graduates are accepted each year to first tier universities speaks for itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

We recently moved to Platte City and have a son attending the high school. For those that have lived in the community they already know how good the school district is compared to others in the area. For parents and students either moving or considering a move to the district the schools are very good and offer alot of opportunities for all age groups of kids. But also understand that Platte City is a smaller community and is very close knit community that is trying to adjust to recent growth. It is difficult to integrate into the community and schools when you are new. A little more so than larger suburban schools in the Kansas City area. But with patience, family support and participation new students will be accepted just as much as students that have spent their entire lives in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The PCHS Pirate Pride Band has got to be one of the best high school bands I have ever seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

We feel so lucky to have a school district like Platte County R-3. There is such a connection between the school & home. There are so many curriculum choices and after school activities for kids to participate in. Parents are encouraged to partner with the schools in many different ways. The faculty helps you prepare your child to be successful at life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

I used to go here and loved the time I spent there. The teachers are excellent and dedicated and love to teach. Only complaint was no tennis program, no worries though, I helped start one before I left.


Posted March 26, 2008

This school has been a great change for my kids. We moved from a school district that was close to the same size, but with a smaller community surrounding it. There is more opportunity at PCHS for everyone, not just students who are 'chosen' by a small group of people in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

My children have attended several districts within the state and none of them have come close to the Platte City Schools. The staff and teachers are organized and dedicated. The programs and curriculm are excellent. Communication between parents, teachers, and principals is terrific. This was the best move we could have made for our children. Angela Montano Platte City, MO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I love this school! It is big enough to get me prepared for college and the real world. Also, there are all different kinds of people and sports. Most of the teachers are great too. At North Platte, my old school, I didn't get very much respect from my teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

One of the best school districts we have ever been affiliated with in our 16 years of raising kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

I am very glad that we reside within the PC R-3 attendance area. The schools are wonderful, the music program is first rate. I will miss it when my daughter graduates in 2005.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

This school is excellent for learning. There are classes for those who excell in learning and for those who take more time to comprehend. I am going to college to become a teacher. I would love more than anything to go back and teach at the Platte County Schools.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Algebra II

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
71%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%
English II

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
50%
U.S. History

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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 Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students78%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Free or reduced-price lunch38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunch50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch36%
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 83% 75%
Black 9% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 18%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1501 Branch St
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: (816) 858-2822

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