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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
J.C. Harmon High School is a public school located in Kansas City, KS. It has 1,254 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 5% in reading.
Address
2400 Steele Rd
Kansas City, KS 66106
Telephone
(913) 627-7050
Website

J.C. Harmon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
5%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
Average ACT
18
94 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$802
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
43%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Sports
    31%
  • Clubs
    20%
  • Marching Band/ Symphonic Band
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Prom
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,254
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,949
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.7%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,291/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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J.C. Harmon High School Reviews

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I'm now a senior at JC Harmon. I had a rough freshman year, pulled through being a straight A's student sophomore year, and just continuing to pull through the final two years I have left. Some kids don't respect the teachers as they should, and it's not unusual to hear cursing or very explicit language be towards teachers, either. I believe this is a great school, but discipline needs to be harder. The way some teachers let students walk on them makes me undeniably infuriated. I hope my Senior year will be less stressful, but I do recommend this school over Schlagel any day.
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My experience at J C Harmon was very good. They really care at Harmon. It's a very diverse school with plenty of culture from all over the world. The teachers are amazing. They really care. They would go out of their way to make sure you understand and ready for future classes. Harmon provides many opportunities for college. There are a lot of clubs but not really enough for everybody. Sports haven't been that good, not very good teams but they try. The food is average but enough to get through the day. Overall, Harmon is a very fun and great experience. The people are nice and will help you. The teachers are amazing and will always be willing to help you with anything. Harmon is overall a great experience for high school.
I've performed exceptionally while at J.C. Harmon. Curriculum isn't very strong but there's an option to enroll into college classes and accumulate college credits while still in high school. Absolutely for free. One thing I'd like to see change at Harmon is the atitude certain teachers have towards students that neglect school. Them allowing this is totally unacceptable.