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Francis Howell High School

Public | 9-12 | 1794 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
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2011:
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Posted March 18, 2014

I cannot say enough positive things about Francis Howell High School! Great teachers, coaches and students! My daughter has thrived at FHHS academically and socially and is proud to be a Viking!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2014

My son is a freshman this year. After the adjustment period, he settled in and is doing really well, even though a few are honors classes. It's a large school, so it really helped that he was in marching band. Had a chanced to meet and bond with others students at band camp. Parents very involved and supportive.The teachers, counselors are helpful and encouraging. Good communication to keep parents informed. Lots of school spirit in music, sports, etc. Nothing is perfect, and anyone looking for trouble can probably find it. But on the whole, if you want to learn and excel, you can find more than enough opportunities to do that at Francis Howell High. Go Vikings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

I am a parent of two high school students and I often substitute teach at Francis Howell. The support and enthusiasm is awesome. I love being up there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

A year ago I went to this school. And had a blast. Tranferring from Middle School to high school, was long and tough. The people at the school are real nice of all grades. I was in one class with sophmoores and juniors they are a little imature but very friendly. So is the staff. They have nurses there all day during school. The students schedules involve alot of walking to get to class. Next Year theres ganna be a new building, so they are tearing down the older buildings. Lunches here run at $2.00 for students which isn't bad. The school is near Bush Wild Life. So it might not be the ideal neighborhood with all the trees and its near a highway. The buses are older. Your child will have no problem in finding his or her bus. Buses are well ordered. School starts a little too early for my taste. But this school is by far the Best High school I have attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2010

Proud to be a Viking parent. My child enjoys the choice of clubs and athletics. She enrolled in the multiple AP classes offered, and is doing a wonderful job. The Parent Viewer issues have been addressed. The principals are very visible and hands on at the school. They address parents of incoming freshman and welcome all parents to participate in school activities to make it a better school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Parent Viewer Never Works Teachers Fail to Reply in Timly Manner Teachers are as rude as some students Principals do job well Counsellors are a joke to say the least good activity program/sports Teachers lack caring element in learning
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

Currently have a Freshman here, and am disappointed in the switch from middle school to HS. Middle school had very little homework, tests, etc and the teachers let them do a retake if they did not get a B or above. Not helpful in the long run!! High school has tests or quiz weekly, with assignments daily. More realistic, but my child was not prepared. This prinicpal should interact with MS Principals to get them on the right track. Makes for a harder transition. This school is big, 1600 students, and you have to be on the ball and organized. The teachers are okay and will respond, but their online parent viewer is a joke. Half the teachers don't put grades in until right before midterm or even later. It's not unusual to have a grade posted a month later. No excuse for that. My child rarely knows their project grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

Had second thoughts about sending my Honor Roll childern to Howell High... No regrets... Great school, Facilty and Administration showed lots of commitment and pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

FHHS is a great school. My daughter has excelled in academics since her freshman year. Her teachers are very dedicated to the success of each student. 5-Stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

Ive had bad experiences with this school, the teachers havent been willing to give my daughter the one on one extra help shes asked for. Overall bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

This was an excellent school. Despite its size and the age of its buildings, my son thrived at FHHS. Great teachers!
—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 57% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
English II

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
n/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.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunch54%
Students with disabilities21%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

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

Biology

All Students92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Free or reduced-price lunch85%
Students with disabilities73%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Free or reduced-price lunch78%
Students with disabilities52%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

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

Government

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities44%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilities22%
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 92% 75%
Black 5% 17%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A44%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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7001 Hwy 94 South
St. Charles, MO 63304
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