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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Bolivar High School is an above average, public school located in Bolivar, MO. It has 806 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Bolivar High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
5 responses
Average ACT
24
129 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$40,334
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,100
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Football games
    30%
  • Senior Trip
    19%
  • Soccer Games
    16%
  • Homecoming and Courtwarming Assemblies
    14%
  • Senior day at the lake
    14%
  • Band Events
    2%
  • End of the year Senior Soccer Player dance
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
806
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,616
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,198/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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I love BHS! For the most part the people here are nice and the atmosphere is very supportive. More importantly, we have a staff who is committed to helping us succeed in college (if we choose that) and life. Although the opportunities are slightly limited in a small school district, there are very few schools I would choose over Bolivar High School.
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I love my school! The teachers are absolutely great and care so much about the students and teaching. Also we have the best the programs, from music to sports and everything inbetween!
Bolivar has a lot of great opportunities for students to achieve, from the dual credit options to a wide variety of classes. There is hardly any diversity outside of socioeconomic status, and this leads to a bit of a close-minded community. Many of the teachers are outstanding in terms of their enthusiasm and care for students. Sports are definitely prioritized, but other programs are strong and beneficial for students as well.