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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Joplin Schools School District is a public school district located in Joplin, MO. It has 7,712 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1260
21 responses
Average ACT
24
423 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,712
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,829
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$10,083/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$42,782
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$784
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,700
National
$184,700

Joplin Schools School District Reviews

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I have been going to Joplin High School since second semester of my freshmen year. I have loved the experience that I have had at this school. I have made long lasting friendships and have learned a lot. However, I wish there was a second high school because I feel like the counselors, principals, and other administrative staff have a lot on their plate and if they had a second high school, they could focus more on more students a day.. Other than that, I love going to school and learning alongside my friends.
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I have been in the Joplin Schools since Kindergarten. All of the memories of my friends that I have gone to school with for 12 years and still some of my best friends. The Administration and the Teachers always put the students first and that makes me feel special. Being a "SURVIVOR" of the Joplin Tornado, brought our community closer together, starting with all the students in the district. They all put the students needs first and still do so. That is why I am graduating at the top of my class have completed all the AP/DC classes that they offer and have been involved in numerous academic clubs, class president, FB homecoming queen, started on the Varsity Volleyball team and JHS Class President for 4 years! With the support from my Joplin School community, I would not be where I am today. Also, a shout out to my Parents for always supporting me in all my activities!
Overall, my experience was poor. I did not receive the education I should have, and I am falling behind in my academics because of it. A majority of the teachers do not care about the students personally, and you feel alone and secluded in your school. Teachers, staff, faculty, and administrators are aware of these issues, but nothing is being done to try and fix it. Nothing is being done to make the students feel as though they matter and have a voice. Adults do not treat the students with any respect and they act accordingly. Overall, my experience has been very poor at Joplin Schools.