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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
David H. Hickman High School is a highly rated, public school located in Columbia, MO. It has 1,725 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.

David H. Hickman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1290
36 responses
Average ACT
27
340 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,277
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,700
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.44 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
  • Homecoming Game
    19%
  • Purple Cow, lip syncing competition
    19%
  • Hickman vs Rockbridge basketball and football game
    12%
  • Every Sporting Event
    11%
  • The Hickman Review
    11%
  • Pop Cultural Assembly
    8%
  • Kewpie award Ceremony
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,725
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,321
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,686/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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David H. Hickman High School Reviews

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Throughout my entire experience at David H. Hickman High School, what I enjoyed most were the teachers. Not only were they extremely supportive and respectful, but they also cared about students moving forward with there education. They were always on top of making sure students are understanding what they're learning. That is something I will forever be grateful for as my future evolves. Although, something I hope to see change at Hickman is resources and administration. I wish they were more involved with helping the students prepare for colleges, such as FAFSA, applications or even just one on one talk about college lifestyle itself. Hopefully, the future generation will have more knowledge. Nonetheless, Hickman High school was a great experience and I enjoyed my four years there!
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I have been going to Hickman for the past 4 years a love it here! I could not imagine going to a better high school in my area. The atmosphere is wonderful and very positive. The teachers are great and I can easily talk to them whenever I need. The students can be challenging to work with at times but that seems to be the case for most high schools. I am an honors student and enjoy the classes available. They fit my needs along with the needs of students who do not need the challenge like I do. Overall, Hickman is a really great school and I am proud to be a kewpie.
Some teachers use grading as a punishment. For example: today a teacher decided at the end of class to announce that if the student took their phone out any time during class they failed for the day. It was common practice in this class to use their phones when the work was done. This had the effect of dropping the student's grade 1.5%. This is disappointing as teachers are supposed to be helping the students get into college not dock their GPA and reduce their financial aid awards!