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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Joplin High School is a public school located in Joplin, MO. It has 2,143 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Joplin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1240
22 responses
Average ACT
24
427 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$42,782
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$784
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,700
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Sports!
    19%
  • End of the year
    16%
  • Football Tailgaiting
    12%
  • The Gauntlet
    7%
  • Homecoming
    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
2,143
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,829
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,083/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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When I moved to Joplin back in December of 2019, I didn't know what to expect when I was going to start the second half of my junior year at Joplin High School. The one word that I can describe what I felt on my first day that I started at this school is "wow". I had never seen a more diverse school with so much acceptance in my entire life. There were so many welcoming and outgoing people that instantly made me feel at home with my new environment. I majorly improved with my academics and felt more "myself" at this school. I have told all of my friends back at my old school that Joplin is the place to be where they can be themselves and not be judged whatsoever. I am so glad that my mom moved us to Joplin because if I never would started at this school, my mental health would still be bad and I would not be that happy. I love the environment that this school has to offer!
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Despite the chaotic lunch line and the plethora of exhausting staircases, Joplin High is a pleasant institution. The campus is nice, thanks to a semi-recent rebuild, and the teachers are eager to offer individual help to students. A fair number of AP and dual credit courses are offered, granting students the opportunity to achieve a weighted GPA whilst earning college credit. There are a plenty of clubs offered, as well as fine arts experiences. The most recent leadership is fantastic, especially in the face of the pandemic.
I went to Catholic school pretty much my whole life. I switched in 7th grade to the Joplin school district to pursue my passion: theatre. When I got to high school I joined the International Thespian Society and Show Choir and really found where I belonged. Not only did I make great friends, the school has supported me in all of my choices. The counselors have helped me in my college search and I have confided in many different teachers to be my support system. I've had a great four years as an Eagle and I'm so pleased with my experience!