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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Kirkwood Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Kirkwood, MO. It has 1,741 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
801 W Essex Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Telephone
(314) 213-6110

Kirkwood Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1300
59 responses
Average ACT
28
372 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$79,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Turkey day
    38%
  • Male poms
    22%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Pep rallies and hallway decorations
    11%
  • Orchestra Trips
    4%
  • Tackey Day
    4%
  • First day of school - Freshman greeting
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,373
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,586/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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I'm an education policy researcher. We bought a home in Kirkwood specifically due to the school district’s excellent reputation & public/private school data (via DESE, etc.) I reviewed before our Missouri move.

Kirkwood High School exceeded our expectations. The teachers & school leaders are top-notch: they are clearly invested in both the craft of teaching & the data that informs how well their approach is impacting kids.

I’ll add that in ed. research, the first thing I examine isn’t how well “top” kids are doing – the most telling measure of a great school is how well they teach student groups that have been historically under-served. As a data nerd, I was impressed at KHS’s thoughtful, professional, data-driven work to close ability/race/income “achievement gap” – it’s not always a top focus in affluent districts.

And my own kids? They loved the school, and were well prepared for college. Big thanks to KHS principals & teachers for a great experience!
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The campus of KHS is absolutely phenomenal. Especially the quality of atheltic fields, gyms, and architecture design being fitting for all students. The teachers and faculty are very considerate of the success for each individual student when I attended until graduation of 2016. Kirkwood implements an outstanding amount of technology and supplies students with iPads (now laptops) being distributed for academics. They really impacted me with school spirit and supplied many different options for courses that fit a vast amount of interests. I am proud to say I attended 4 years at this high school and can call myself a Pioneer!
My great grandparents worked at Kirkwood school back in the day and i am a third generation graduate. A lot of students have similar situations because the atmosphere of the city, high school and community is hard to replicate in other places, so people want to come back! Kirkwood has so many djffeeent classes with passionate teachers that it’s hard not to stay focused in class and do well. Kirkwood has activities for everyone of all interests from different sports, clubs, theater, arts, and more! The traditions make the school even better. Turkey day is one the best. It is a month long preparation (from friendship dance to the game itself) leading into the week of thanksgiving with so many activities like hallway decorations and pep rallies, so fun the whole community gets involved. The best part of Kirkwood is the sense of community. Not only are you a community of students but you are apart of the city community as a whole. It’s unlike anywhere else.