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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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Fort Osage High School is an above average, public school located in Independence, MO. It has 1,410 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
2101 N Twyman Rd
Independence, MO 64058
Telephone
(816) 650-7063
Website
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Fort Osage High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
166 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$61,314
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$784
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,700
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Football Games
    38%
  • Musicals
    21%
  • Homecoming Dances
    18%
  • Lunch
    9%
  • Volleyball and Soccer events
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,410
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,884/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Outdated, racist mascot. Tone-deaf staff untrained in handling students who are neurologically divergent or members of the LGBT+ community. Not many resources or extracurricular activities outside of football, cheer-leading, and track & field. My peers and I did not facilitate a culture of bullying which I enjoyed about the school-- there were no deep divides between "cliques" and social groups.
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This is the best school in the Midwest. The teachers really care for their students and want to see them succeed and we have a very tight-knit, positive community regardless of any cliques. The administration really strives to make the school better every day and takes the time to get to know each student and their needs. Our academics are far better than other big schools in the area and students actually try and succeed. I have had nothing but a great experience my entire four years at this school and I wish outsiders could see how great this school is becoming.
At Fort Osage, we are Fort Family. We all are family and treat one another with respect. Not only is our principle involved, fun, and eager to change lives, but so are the staff. My four years of high school have been nothing but positively memorable and bittersweet.