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4500 NW River Park Dr
Riverside, MO 64150

(816) 359-4120
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April 29, 2015
We just moved here at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. My daughter came in as a Sophomore. The teachers are awesome and helpful. The new drama teacher is very talented and amazing (Mr. Lackey). The music dept. is wonderful, as well as the Art Dept. Our daughter is making straight A's at this school and has made life long friends. We have only wonderful things to say about this school. The librarian, Barb, is so kind and helpful. Our daughters' adviser, Sandy, is very competent and has become a friend to our daughter. It is a very clean, safe, and welcoming environment. There are rich, middle class, poor kids here and all get the same treatment and education from the admin and teachers. So So So glad we moved here!!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2015
Our experience at PHS has been awful. Though my kids earn great grades and have been involved, our move here has resulted in sharp declines in grades and attitudes. In attempting to work with the school on these issues, we have been treated very poorly. The counselor was rude and incompetent, failing to follow up repeatedly. Attempting to reach a principle proves challenging. Here, their policies are more important than students and parents. We're looking for ways out of here.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2014
I currently attend park hill south and I absolutely hate it. Most of students are very rich who go there and they sure do show it off. I've heard a lot from other students taking about doing drugs and partying. It's not a good school. Also some of the staff members are very rude.

- submitted by a community member

July 01, 2012
Park Hill South is quite possibly the best high school in the kc mo area. I went to a different school as a freshman and started at south as a sophomore and just graduated this spring. I can honestly say that the academic standards at this school are excellent; the teachers are great and really want to help you learn, and there is plenty of opportunity to get help if you need it. I was also fortunate enoughto be part of the music department in both band and choir, and they were absolutely phenomenal. Honestly: South's Symphonic Band is one of if not the best high school bands in Missouri.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2011
this is an excellent, well funded school. which makes a HUGE difference in the level of education. I'm so impressed with this school as well as the fact that it is a respected school in our community.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2011
i went to this school last year and i hated it! i needed some extra tutoring or a class to help me out since i was so far behind. the counselor told me they had no classes like that for me because i was not a freshman. i felt very out of place there and the other students could be very harsh. i felt like the teachers were not interested in me because my level was not where all the other students in my class was. if your a student coming to the school in the middle of a year it may be hard on you as for me.

- submitted by a student

December 07, 2010
I am a freshmen at this school, I am average person, not rich or poor, and this is a great school, The Freshmen Mentoring Program is a great tool for aiding freshmen such as myself, the teachers are attentive, interactive, and, assisting to all of their students. Cliques are no worse than friends talking in the hallways. Upper class men don't i repeat DON'T harass lower class men. Race issues are limited to what I have seen so far. Some fights have broken out but nothing on even a monthly basis.

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2010
I think this is the BEST school my child has been to. I see nothing but care and concern for the kids here. There is a lot of pride at this school too. I will struggle to keep my child in this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010
I was a student at PHS, and I loved it. I was a freshman. I say, that' the best school ever. I'm mad I have to move. PHS ATW!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2010
My kid loves it there, and I love the school also!

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2008
I'm a sophomore at South and I love it. Yeah, there are cliques, but there are cliques everywhere. The school may not provide tutoring for families with less money than average, but there are other places. Teachers here are amazing about letting kids come in before or after school or during tutorial. The classes are a challenge, the extracurriculars are fun, and if you want to be left out, you have to make a grand attempt. Go Panthers! :]

- submitted by a student

April 03, 2008
Park Hill South is an excellent school where the faculty and student body are both great. Compared to our rival school, the faculty and teachers are more up to par at South than they are at Park Hill, especially in the areas of Language Arts and Math. When I came to South at the end of my freshman year, I couldn't believe the differences the two high schools had. I am very thankful that I switched schools and would recommend this school as a true representation of the the calibre that the Park Hill District has made for itself.

- submitted by a student

April 01, 2008
As a senior, I love this school because it is unique. I have traveled around and I have even been to Park Hill High and I will say that PHS is so much better!

- submitted by a student

April 01, 2008
I believe the school provides a good enviroment for the students and ample opportunity for us to learn and grow as individuals, but the administration and teachers need to get on the same track. Meaning even the teachers have expressed issues with choices that the admistration as made and for the students to hear that is never good. I am not saying that the teachers should stop expressing their opionons; I'm saying the administration should start listening to them. Also i think that the leaders of the school are WAY to concerned with being 'politically correct' and this henders the students chance of having a good experience at South. II understand its neccesary to be cautious as an administrator about the things you allow but I also think that Souths students shouldn't be pushed to be 'politically correct' themselves. We are all different and ALL should be encouraged to show that.

- submitted by a student

October 15, 2007
We have found PHS to be a superb school. Our student has academic and behavioral challenges, and the faculty/staff/administration have been wonderful in dealing with him...and with us. They won't stop offering options for him (tutoring, learning labs, etc.) until he passes and succeeds. We are a middle-income family and have found little racism, elitism or snobbism. We've been military and have moved frequently. This has been the best experience for our son so far.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2007
Seems like a great school from the parents point of view! I plan on being there next year...I hope that the good works comtinue!

- submitted by a student
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May 24, 2006
Tutoring is available to all students. There is an Freshman Mentor Program to help every student. The security is strict, but it serves its purpose so there isn t any security mistakes. It doesn t matter how much money you make it s a public school.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2005
The teachers at Park Hill South are of the best quality. We have had nothing but success since coming to South. South offers clubs and athletics to any person wishing to join and the staff and faculty are very helpful. There is a no failure policy at South and the staff does everything possible to make sure that all of the students leave with their diploma or GED.

- submitted by a student

May 20, 2005
This school has from the very rich to the very poor. The cliques are extreme. The race issue is heated. They offer no help for the poorer students as far as tutoring. The facility is difficult to enter and picking up and dropping students is a pretty good hike. We did not have a good experience at this school. Unless you live in a million dollar house, and your teen drives a porsche, your student will probably have a bad experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Park Hill South High School
4500 NW River Park Dr, Riverside, MO  64150
(816) 359-4120
Last modified Park Hill South High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Park Hill South High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top