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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
Kirkwood Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Kirkwood, MO. It has 1,779 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
41 responses
Average ACT
28
255 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$77,917
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Median Home Value
$263,200
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.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%
  • German Club Parties- Spaß!
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,779
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
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
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,451
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
Very 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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Kirkwood Senior High School Reviews

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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!
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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.
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!