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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Alta Vista High School is a public, charter school located in Kansas City, MO. It has 359 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About Alta Vista High School...
Address
1722 Holly St
Kansas City, MO 64108
Telephone
(816) 471-2582

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
41 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,489
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Median Home Value
$135,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • My favorite school event is spirit week.
    40%
  • Also, I enjoyed the basketball season.
    20%
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
359
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,123
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.3%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,911/ year
National
$12,239
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Though All four years of Alta Vista (AV) high school, It has overall been a really great experience. I have had many different opportunities that other high schools don't have such as Senior seminar as a class. The community is majority hispanic but no matter what they bring anyone in as family. Senior year of AV they had changed a lot within the school also hired many new teachers witch had caused the students to adapt differently to the new teacher community. AV looks for teachers that truly cares about their students and want to help prepare them for the future.
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Alta Vista is a very good school where the teachers and other staff truly care about their students. It is different from the 'typical' high school experience. They not only want to make their students college ready, but also life ready. They make sure to tell you and inform you on other choices if you feel like college isn't for you. They make sure that you are on track by making you stay for help when you need it. My favorite part is that the school offers an early college program where you can take college class on an actual campus while still in high school.
The thing about Alta Vista is that it's not diverse. Also, as administration changed the teachers that actually cared about students began to leave since they began having problems with the new administration. Overall, I liked the fact that they do have a lot of college readiness.