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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Francis Howell Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in St Charles, MO. It has 1,851 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Francis Howell Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1210
31 responses
Average ACT
26
362 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$106,321
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
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  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Senior Spirit Week
    18%
  • Basketball Games
    7%
  • Junior/senior wars
    7%
  • Winter formal
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,851
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,353
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,514/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Overall a great district. I would like to see more diversity within the teaching staff, but overall the teachers there are fully focused on the students. I consider the teachers to be reliable and highly educated. Academically, the district is demanding which is a good thing for the students. The test scores are always up, the classroom sizes are not overwhelming and the office is always inviting to both parents and students. The school promotes a safe learning environment for both the students and the staff.
I also like the fact that the district has zero tolerance for bullying which has become so unfortunately common in the high school setting. The vision at Francis Howell central is clear and their top priority is always the success of the students. I also take notice in the janitorial staff. The halls are always clean and its evident that they work diligently to maintain a sanitary and healthy environment. Francis Howell Central is a great school located in a great district in MO.
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Overall I do really like my school, sometimes the academics are pushed too hard, especially AP classes. But the extra-curricular activities are great. I am a part of the theatre and choir departments and they are amazing!
When looking back on high school years, there is a mixed reaction to the question "Did you enjoy high school?". So far I am able to say that I do in fact enjoy it and am glad I went to this school. They have made a great learning atmosphere and I look forward to our return to school. I've made many great friends that have helped me thrive and become a better me and have also helped me through some difficult times. All around I wouldn't want to go anywhere else because of how great this school is. Addressing a new topic, although the school is great I would also change some things. I feel as if they should take greater initiative when it comes to bullying because it isn't being fixed and so many kids are dealing with it. Funding the arts is another thing I would change because band, theater, and choir all work so hard and deserve more. But, alas, no school is perfect. Overall a pretty great school though.