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St. James High School

Public | 9-12 | 549 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 24, 2011

I am not happy with the level of education I received from this high school. Unfortunately, the teachers and staff were too focused on the students meeting the minimum criteria to get good graduation numbers that my classmates and I barely had to put forth any effort. I felt like I was handed everything on a silver platter and thus was NOT prepared for college. They should have made us work harder. Part of this problem is that to get enough funding from the state it's all about how many drop-outs you have and how many students graduate but not on the quality of the education. Some teachers were okay, but several of my teachers were also coaches and were much more focused on their coaching than being a good teacher. Some of these coaches did things like play videos the entire class period on multiple occassions instead of actually standing up and teaching us something.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2011

I am a student here and enjoy the much caring staff. They really try their best to support us and prepare us for schooling in the future. Though our school has a few rules that should definitely be changed, I think all in all my education here is decent and something to be proud of.
—Submitted by a student


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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 55% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%
English II

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%
U.S. History

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Free or reduced-price lunch77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch58%
Students with disabilities10%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White60%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch68%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White77%
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilities45%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students33%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White36%
Free or reduced-price lunch29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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
White 91% 74%
Black 4% 17%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 East Scioto
St James, MO 65559
Phone: (573) 265-2300

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