A+
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
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
801 W Essex Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Telephone
(314) 213-6110

Kirkwood Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1300
33 responses
Average ACT
28
219 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Turkey day
    38%
  • Male poms
    23%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Pep rallies and hallway decorations
    11%
  • Orchestra Trips
    4%
  • Tackey Day
    4%
  • Tech Week ^_^
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,782
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,223/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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I'm in college and am already planning to marry my boyfriend, move to Kirkwood and raise my family there. Kirkwood is the BEST school! From traditions like turkey day, decorating hallways and male poms there is always something to do! The teachers are super involved and wanting to make kids achieve more and inspire them! My favorite is the fact that the whole city is there to cheer on the high school and you know this by the attendance of pep rallies and football games (even away). Kirkwood is the best school to be apart of, there is a place for everyone and you feel challenged in a good way to strive to do your best!
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Kirkwood High School offered varying levels of education to all students based on their academic needs. Honors and AP classes were offered to those who wanted to be challenged along with the core classes required by the state. Kirkwood strived to increase diversity by integrating classes, clubs and sports as much as possible. I always felt incredibly safe while walking the halls because administrators had prepared us for every potential danger they could. The school was also a wonderful place to attend for students with special needs, as it provided the proper teachers and facilities to accommodate their specific needs. Overall, the teachers were extremely invested in the students and cared about their education as well as their personal lives. I felt prepared for college as I graduated and have succeeded exceptionally well thus far in my college career because of the education that I received from Kirkwood High School.
Lots of preppy stuck up kids, at least 75% on the school is just preppy kids wearing lulu lemon and driving range rovers paid for by daddy. The school is way more funded than a lot of other public schools, so there's plenty of learning resources and opportunities to grow that I wouldn't find in most St. Louis public schools. If you aren't an athlete, it's hard to leave a legacy behind since the school is so oriented around football, basketball, XC, etc. and it's harder to find friends that aren't hyper-focused on sports. The neighborhood is really nice (I've lived 2 blocks away from the high school for the past 10 years), but with that being said our school nickname is Kirkweed Potoneers for a reason. The staff is mostly amazing, although like every school there are a few that don't really teach, they just put on a slide show and hand out note packets to fill out. With that being said, it's a great public school compared to many others in St. Louis.