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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Blue Springs High School is a highly rated, public school located in Blue Springs, MO. It has 2,487 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Blue Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1320
21 responses
Average ACT
26
431 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$71,481
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$952
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.38 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
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  • Sweet heart ballet - Senior guys dance humorously
    21%
  • Mr. Wildcat - Senior guys mr. universe competition
    18%
  • Wildcat Hour
    18%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Marching band festival
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,487
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$11,734/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Blue Springs High School is excellent! I have gone to the Blue Springs School District since Kindergarten and I think it is the best district in the state, even the nation. I have been a part of great programs with outstanding teachers that really care.
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Our youngest of three is currently a junior, and following in the footsteps of his older sisters at Blue Springs High School. We are more than pleased with the attention and interaction shown towards students on an individual, as well as classroom level. Diversity is taught and experienced without being made to feel uncomfortable. The staff and faculty are world-class and down-to-earth, at the same time. Comradery and teamwork seems to be the secret to the success of their athletic programs, and their Nationally recognized Marching Band. Blue Springs High School has proven to be the best-possible choice to prepare our children to successfully meet challenges head-on with confidence and integrity.
My family is military and this is the 3rd high school I've attended. This is the best one I have been to because I've gotten to meet a bunch of new supportive friends and really great teachers. I was very hesitant about joining new school again, but I already got used to it. Something about the staff and students made me feel extra welcome here. I have gotten the chance to experience a plethora of new opportunities that boosted my self esteem. The food is good and the clubs and activities are great.