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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Center Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Kansas City, MO. It has 693 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
8715 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64131
Telephone
(816) 349-3330
Website
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Center Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
22
102 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,124
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,017
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Spring Fling
    32%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Homecoming parade
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Sing our Alma Mater when we win football games
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
693
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,193
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,773/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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The learning environment has been great, and I haven't had an issue with a teacher that I haven't been able to resolve. Administration changes during the last year or so have made students feel not as "at home" as they used to, due to beloved teachers leaving over not feeling heard with their concerns about said administration changes; I feel like losing those teachers lowered morale for some. But Center doesn't have any huge issues past that. It's an alright school on a scale of terrible to good, if we compare it to ones similar and not just the entire Kansas City metro area.
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I enjoyed the experience at center high school for the most part, specifically: the clubs, activities, and programs offered. On the other hand, I did not favor the administration as much. It seemed to other students and I, the administration were unaware of how to correctly prioritize their policies, regulations, actions, and so on. These specific reasons helped balance out my opinion on an “average”, three-star rating.
I came to center high school. my 10 grade year. Everything was good class was hard, and students were nice. Over the past years school has been changing with different people coming in and out. This year is my senior year, and I can't wait for it to be over class of 2020. The 2019-2020 school year is staring of with all these rules and changes, also new people once again. But, on thing I learned from my junior year is that, you have to work hard, keep your head in the game, and give it everything you got. thank you center high school for getting me ready for the real world.