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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Belton High School is an above average, public school located in Belton, MO. It has 1,367 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
801 W North Avenue
Belton, MO 64012
Telephone
(816) 489-7500

Belton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1090
12 responses
Average ACT
24
171 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,055
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,800
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.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • The "Light Show", getting dismissed by drums
    16%
  • Sport games
    15%
  • Plays and musicals
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Polar plunge
    11%
  • Assemblies
    11%
  • Student Council
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,367
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,551
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,587/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Belton High School Reviews

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Belton High School has been a wonderful place to attend High School. The teachers there care immensely for their students and do as much as they can to help them with anything they need. The administration there is very well organized and is extremely helpful. The janitors do an amazing job of keeping the school clean, and I love it!
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I am very involved with my school and am a part of the girls basketball team, student council, and NHS. I go to many of our football and basketball games. I try to participate in as many events as I can to keep me busy. For the most part, I can tell my teachers enjoy their jobs and really care about mine and my peers' future. I really like how diverse BHS is because there are many people that come from different backgrounds and cultures. I love meeting new people that have had different experiences than me. I am excited for future students at Belton because we are expanding our school by adding a theater, another gym, a swimming pool, and additional classrooms to accommodate our growing town. Our new principals have an amazing vision for the future of our students and I am sad that I won't be a part of it! We have multiple counselors and a college advisor that have helped me with the any questions I have regarding college and furthering my education.
I have really enjoy my experience as Belton High school. I love that they added a theater, pool, gym, and more classrooms. I have had really good teachers throughout my high school career. I currently have a teacher that is a little bit sassy but other than that I have had great experiences my with other teachers. I love that there are teachers that really care about their students. I usually took longer on a test or to read a book and multiple teachers would take time out of their day to let me finish the test after school. They let me take the book home so I can finish it. All they want to do is help students succeed in school and life. I really appreciate that my school is advanced in technology which makes things easier for everyone. Students tend to support each other. At my high school there is little to no bullying. It is rare to see bullying. That's why I rate it 4 out of 5.