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Waynesville Sr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 1698 students

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2013

This school has its issues, I have three children who as of this year will have graduated here. My first daughter had both of her knee caps broken by a P.E teacher who insisted that her fall while running was just her 'being weak' I have twins who will graduate this year and again the teachers attitude seem to be a major issue here. They definately run by thier own book and tend to not take the time to get know an individual child, It easier I guess to just stereotype people. While this is still high school I would expect more from the staff and would of hoped that they would of shown a higher level of maturity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

I sent my daughter here from beginning to Thanksgiving Break of this year, due to orders we had to move. She enjoyed the school. I liked what it had to offer. We had to work out a few kinks in the beginning but worked through them. The only downfall to the school is that I feel it is too big with too many students. The parents and students can get lost pretty quick. If I had to keep sending my child to this school I would. It was a nice experience and the teachers and office staff communicate great with the parents. Thanks WHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

I am currently attending WHS.. about to finish my freshman year. I think this is a great school as far as academics and extra-curricular activities. The teachers push us to learn new things, but are always there if extra help is needed. Teachers usually like to get to know the students, and develop sort of a friendship in a way. Principals are strict, but with a bunch of kids that think they are completely grown, you almost have to be. As far as sports, well you cant really go to WHS and not love them. We take pride in everything we do, and usually excel in all sports. Waynesville also provides students with tons of clubs, that get recognized as well. I would recommend this school to anyone, I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2010

I could easily understand why parents would love this school as opposed to the competition - for one thing it's located in one of the most secluded places in America: Waynesville, MO. Waynesville High is without a doubt not for everyone; one must be accustomed to the country atmosphere leaving high school students with little to nothing to do. The staff and diversity at Waynesville High is what gives it it's excelence; however, any students moving from a place that's is enriched with out-of-school activities, a mall closer than an hour away, and fun things to do that avoid trouble - be warned.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

This is definitely a great school. My son is actually currently running for Senior Class President. Good luck to him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

This school is the best!. I went there my freshman and sophomore year! i loved it!! i moved to texas and the school is no where near as nice as waynesville! i would do anything to come back
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

This the best school ever family related in a small town that supports everything in it. Teachers try there best to help students out as much as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

i love this school so much!!!! a lot of bad kids think its bad because duh!!!! they get in trouble all the time. the activites are amazing!! i love the band!!! they are also amazing!! im joining for colorguard marching band so excited. the teachers taught well
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

I'm a freshmen at Waynesville and I absolutley love it! They are very school-spirited and very good about sports. best school I've ever attended!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2007

I would like to say that the many years I have dealt with the special education staff in the Waynesville School district, I have been impressed with their willingness to try and acommodate all students and families with disabilities. They have developed many programs and even took parental input on what they would like them to try. Overall I think that this district really cares about students with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

this is the best school in the world when it comes to sports like football volleyball and soccer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2006

Waynesville is greata school. I see other schools in the area and they just don't have the diversity and the opportunities WHS has to offer. With a new $22 million dollar school, Waynesville is truly a leader among Missouri's high schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2005

Waynesville is a great high school. I enjoyed my time there, and would have liked to graduate there. The teachers are great, but students have to be willing to get to know them. Waynesville is a small community, though, and not my ideal environment, but my overall experience at Waynesville was excellent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2005

The building is beautiful and new. Class sizes are not 18 students per class as shown in this student teacher ratio. I just came from parent/teacher meeting and all my sophomore daughter's classes were 25 students, including her German1 class! Kindergarten has 24 in a class as well. I think the budget needs to focus on lowering these student/teacher ratios. But my sophomore is grateful to have one of the few schools in the area with air conditioning and a football team. Donna
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

I am a parent to two children that have attended or still attend Waynesville High School. My oldest son just graduated this year. He attended three years at the school and I must say that I am so very glad that we got stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood so that he could attend WHS.. outstanding school with an oustanding staff. My son played Baseball for the school, the Principal didn't care much cause I only seen him attend a couple of games out of three years of games. My daughter is in Special Ed. the first year here she had a horrible teacher that is long gone. She now has other teachers that very caring about my daughter's education. She has learned so much in the two years with them. I give this school two thumbs way up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

I am the parent of 3 sons. 2 have graduated from Waynesville High with little difficulty. However, my youngest son is autistic. Although the staff members, teachers and aids are competent, the principal is difficult to work with, Special services staff have little compassion for family members and seem to have their own agenda. Improvement is needed in their efforts to communicate effectivly with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

I go to this school. Its a great place to be. Its easy to get around and the staff is really nice.
—Submitted by a 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 55% in 2014.

274 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
Algebra II

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
44%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

438 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
English II

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

399 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students49%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial40%
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch49%
Students with disabilities24%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students64%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilities24%
Limited English proficient students73%

Biology

All Students48%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students53%
Black37%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic61%
Multiracial41%
American Indiann/a
White59%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities24%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students77%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch70%
Students with disabilities34%
Limited English proficient students64%

Geometry

All Students66%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial61%
American Indiann/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch62%
Students with disabilities32%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students67%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic67%
Multiracial77%
American Indiann/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilities40%
Limited English proficient students44%

U.S. History

All Students59%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial59%
American Indiann/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilities33%
Limited English proficient students40%
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 61% 74%
Black 21% 17%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 28%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 G West Ln
Waynesville, MO 65583
Phone: (573) 774-6401

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