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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Festus Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Festus, MO. It has 870 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
About Festus Senior High School...
Address
501 Westwind Dr
Festus, MO 63028
Telephone
(636) 937-5410
Website

Festus Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
63 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,523
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Football games
    28%
  • Homecoming parade and assembly
    22%
  • Project prom
    17%
  • Spirit weeks
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Medieval Week
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
870
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,209
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,338/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I love my school! I am involved in National Honor Society and the Peer Mentoring program and through it I have met amazing people and have learned how to work well with others and expand my academic understanding altogether. Though I have had a few problems with some teachers when it comes to my understanding of the curriculum, in general, each department has a couple of exceptional teachers who are willing to help students from other classes besides their own.
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After transferring from another school to Festus Senior High School, I stand astounded by the positive nature of this high school. Mainly all teachers and faculty staffs brimmed sunlight and rays of laughter. I stood quiet for the first two years of Festus and the last two years I venture out and converse with most the of members creating a unique sort of friendship. Not only do the staffs provide a cushion of friendliness, the teaching are quite well done by the teachers own standard. The information from my AP classes were simply amazing. Sweating blood and tears, the AP teachers managed to forge their own ways of teaching while following a strict curricular of AP classes. By allowing such a different array of teaching, I managed to learn so much from the AP classes which I definitely recommend picking up the AP classes at the cost of a load of homework which will indeed be used in the future.
Festus High schools has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. They have so many clubs and groups, that I've met a very diverse group of people. The teachers are great as well, they teach us so much and despite the stress we put on them from time to time, they handle us very well. We learn so much and that is what makes our school very special, because we don't just want to graduate, we want to succeed. This is why Festus High School is the best and why it's students will always strive to succeed in their everyday life.