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West Platte High School

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Posted June 23, 2014

Epitomizes the small town ethic of the entire community supporting the school system. Most families have 3 or more generations with personal experience in West Platte Schools. To see the entire town show up for Friday night football games in the fall or fill the performing arts center for the elementary kids to sing, helps illuminate the caring nature of the community! The faculty and staff care deeply about their students and almost all of the students care back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

I am a 2001 graduate of West Platte High. I attended this school from 1st-12th grade and loved every minute of it! West Platte is a school with a great teacher - student ratio. The teachers are fantastic. Not only do they have superior teaching skills, they also genuinely care about their students. I currently have two sons in the elementary and they look forward to going to school every day. Yes, West Platte has hit a rough patch here and there, but what school hasn't? I can tell you that our school is headed in the right direction. Come check out West Platte and see for yourself why we love our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

The board of education is on a power trip and give the impression they lack confidence in the administators and teachers to do the jobs they have been hired to do. However the high school's outstanding performance academically, in the extra organizations, and athletically appears to indicate the students are being prepared to be successful. As a parent of a graduate, I know they were prepared to have a successful college experience. The board seems to have the opinion those that "can't do anything else" go into education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

They turn out some exceptional students but that is the not the norm. Imagine had those students attended a progressive high school! Its not the best education you can provide your child if they are an average student. Accredited with Distinction isn't hard to get. Dot every 'i', cross every 't'. The science programs are average. English mediocre at best and math has long way to go. Art classes are terrible, if compared to some district art fairs if you have experienced others. Even their pride and joy, sports, football inparticular, play 1A-2A schools and haven't lately been able to get all the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2010

I am a graduate of the Class of 2009 and I am currently a Sophomore at Texas A&M University. I can honestly say that I do not have any regrets about West Platte High School. I loved going to school there. The academic side of the school is great. The MAP test scores every year for West Platte are significantly higher than any other school in NW Missouri. Just take a look at some of the headlines in newspapers the last few years. Great things are happening at this school. We are having students that are competing in International Science Fair competitions... AND WINNING!! We have had students featured on the Discovery Channel and are constantly having Bluejays show up on major TV news stations. The Extra-Curricular side of the school is excellent as well. The Arts and Sports are all ranked very high in the State. It's an amazing school.


Posted March 25, 2010

i dont know what you all are talking about....i went to this school for k-12....i dont have any problems....and as far as the community goes....they are very supportive of all the sports participants....this may be a small school, but it is a good school...


Posted February 19, 2010

The West Platte district has pros and cons like many districts across the country. I agree with some of the prior reviews but we must remember our own responsibilty to facilitate change. The leadership in the district does need to make appropriate changes in order to compete with surrounding districts. The PTO needs to continue the anti-bullying programs and become advocates for the parents. As parents we need to expect more from the leadership and follow up with our issues. The community must understand new residents need to be welcomed and included. Positive change is possible if we all do our part, but the district needs to listen as well. I will say the smaller class sizes are nice, but I wish new students would be more welcomed by the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

This district is so far behind and the community is closed and unfriendly. If you do not have a princess or football star, you are nobody here. Is is 1950?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Graduates of WP have poor communication skills. They struggle in grammar and writing. They simply cannot spell. I so wish I had considered the impact of living in a seeming beautiful area would have when my children attempt to compete with districts just south of us in the work force. Not to mention the administration, support staff and a few teachers seem to work against a positive educational environment. The hs admin/office staff has gone way down hill in the last few years. Not only do they show they aren't happy to see you, they seem to be unhappy to even be there. They make a parent dread entering the office area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This school is the best school there is in my opinion
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

As a current senior, I feel that there is not enough of a variety in the classes and extracurricular classes. I think we need to have AP and IB classes. Although, we do have college credit classes, i feel that they are not taught very well. The hardest classes are the english and history classes, whereas the science classes especially are too easy to get an A in without actually knowing what was covered and do not prepare you for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2007

I've been sticking it out- this is a new year and with each year I question if I'm doing the best for my childs education. The community closeness used what this school had going for it, but it's not as apparent and seems to be and decreasing over the years. But as I look at the successes of the graduates from previous years, the education does seem to be improving but way too slow. I cringe when my high school student double checks with me on the spelling of common words and thats when my doubts go into shouting mode in my head to MOVE before its too late!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

My son is currently a Junior. We moved to this AAA rated school to get him a better education but I think the rating is inaccurate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

West Platte is a great school if you want your child to be completely unaware of other races and cultures. The primary focus of the entire school is football, as they have one 2 state championships over the last 4 years. I attended Jr. and Sr. High there and felt the education surpassed other small-town local schools I had attended in the Northwest corner of Missouri. The college preparatory classes were excellent and dual credit classes were well taught. But as far as cultural diversity, most of the town is naive and insensitive to the lower middle class as well as the immigrant workers' children and many mixed families that decide to make Weston their home.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 2, 2006

I hate it. Its soo freakin small. There is little to no variety of clubs, food, and more food.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2006

WP is a Great Small town High School. The dual credit HS/College programs are a time and money saver and a good chalange for any self-motivated student. Teachers are well prepared and well qualified. Sports as well as academic and fine art extracurricular activities are widely available. Girls coaches have been above average in the past. Parents can be involved at manylevels. PTO is available as well as many other volunteer opportunities to support the kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 26, 2005

Since my 3rd grade year, I have been attending the school of West Platte. The school offers many oppurtunities to involve yourself more in the community and the school. The teachers are friendly and open to questioning. The students and peers of my own age are equally the same. Teachers become more as parents in an educated enviornment. Providing help when you ask and discipline when they see that you need it. The technology is advancing as well as the size of the classrooms. A large classroom will seat 20. The Arts are also growing in size. With confidence, our art programs go to conference and district events. Hopefully, with success. Football is just as fun as ever, after just winning our game for Homecoming, the team is excited to do more. The involvement that revolves around our school, especially parental is tremendous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

Even though this is my first year at West Platte High School, I feel that the staff and students have been wonderful to me and my younger brothers. Everyone has helped me and the teachers are very dedicated and encouraging. This school is very well taken care of and I enjoy the sports (the community is very supportive) and the extracurricular activites.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 55% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students61%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. 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

Communication Arts

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students37%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
74%
Government

The state average for Government was 57% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%
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 II

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
English II

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Algebra II

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students56%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 96% 74%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 17%
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 25%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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935 Washington St
Weston, MO 64098
Phone: (816) 640-2292

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