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Raytown South Sr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 1164 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2014

I live in the Meadowlane neighborhood. The juveniles in this neighborhood attend Raytown South. These juveniles are violent, foul-mouthed, destructive...they say filthy things to the white people in this neighborhood. I can't imagine working at this school is fulfilling if that's what the faculty/staff have to deal with


Posted July 23, 2011

I'm doing my student teaching here and I think this school is pretty great. They have Smart Boards, laptops for students to use in class, graphing calculators for every student, and brand new textbooks. Their library is fantastic, they have a great art department, excellent special education, and faculty have good attitudes. Even the lunches are decent.


Posted February 27, 2010

The teachers are good, but the students don't care to the point the the adults stop caring. The drug, sex, pregnancy, alcohal rates are at an all time high. People get surprised to find out I don't do that stuff. It's sad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

I rate the leadership of Raytown South as excellent. The administration and teachers work in harmony to provide the eucation that is tailored for each student, not a mass educational system where you learn it or not. Raytown South assists each student in being successful in their educational goals and prepare them for life after high school, rather that be college, university, vocational, military, etc. I give Raytown South very high marks. Mainly because they're high on student acheivement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

I go here and the school isn't very good. There are very few challenge classes, like 2 and they are only offered to seniors. The other students aren't nice and nobody seems to respect each other. Most students there don't care about learning and they don't care about the teachers or anyone else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2008

I love this school I want to give a shout out to the best principal Ms. magnessen
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

While the teaching styles may differ, my child has excelled at RSHS. The administrators don't put up with acting out and they do have a learning environment. Whether your child is successful or not depends on what you do as a parent and if they want to excel or not. RSHS athletics teaches character and the coaches and teachers care about the success of the kids. We have critical eyes when it come to our kids education and we rate RSHS #1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

It is an awesome school academically and when it comes to discipline!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

Have not been very impressed with Raytown South high school. For one, they have a very relaxed tardy and absentee policy. A child can be tardy 10 times before they get reprimanded at all. My son complains that the kids talk to each other all through class and the teachers do nothing to stop it. Moving in part to change high schools.
—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 55% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

289 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
52%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 Students18%
Black9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White34%
Free or reduced-price lunch14%
Students with disabilities7%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students38%
Black24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students48%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities15%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students41%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students60%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilities23%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students40%
Black26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White58%
Free or reduced-price lunch28%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students62%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilities36%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students34%
Black23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch26%
Students with disabilities30%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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
Black 52% 17%
White 35% 74%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8211 Sterling Ave
Raytown, MO 64138
Phone: (816) 268-7330

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