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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
McDonald County High School is an above average, public school located in Anderson, MO. It has 1,174 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
100 Mustang Dr
Anderson, MO 64831
Telephone
(417) 845-3322

McDonald County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1010
5 responses
Average ACT
24
102 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$39,405
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$625
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
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 30 responses
Report
  • Pep Rally
    33%
  • Sports events
    33%
  • Dances
    17%
  • Weight Lifting
    7%
  • Half Time Show
    3%
  • Jrotc
    3%
  • Spirit days
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,174
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,884
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
$8,731/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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McDonald County High School Reviews

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McDonald County is not only the foundation for stepping out into the world, but the place where you can call home forever. Not just the school but the district is like a family to me. They support your goals and give you the confidence and encouragement needed to make dreams become a reality. You will never forget your experience here or the people who made the impossible possible. Not to mention the enthusiastic teachers, administration, coaches, and janitors who bring joy to school days and who will always care for you in the future after you leave. I will always be proud to be a mustang and will cherish every memory I made there.
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We have many clubs and group activities here at McDonald County High School. Some clubs are International Club, Library Club, Band, Basketball, Baseball, Drama, FFA, FCA, SkillsUSA, Student Council, Football, Soccer, Softball, Wrestling, Cheer, Gifted Program/Tips, and Debate. Most of our clubs require a high level of commitment such as cheer and band. There are also many booster groups like Band Boosters. Most students at my high scool are involved in 1-2 groups and some of them are involved in much more. In my opinion, the funnest of the groups is band. I am the band manager at my high school. The McDonald County High School Band is one big family and is full of amazing students.
In McDonald County High School, you will discover we have the best pride for miles around. My favorite experience was when my high school had its basketball homecoming and we were playing against our rivals, Neosho High School. There was nearly 2000 people in our gym. The score was tied 57-57 and our team had the ball. One of the best senior players ran the ball down the court and he went up for a layup, 10 seconds left on the clock. He missed so our center grabbed the ball, there was only 2 seconds left and he went up for a layup. The ball was in the air when the buzzer rang. It went in and all of the kids and parents from McDonald County High School cheered and hugge. The Mustang Pride is one of the best qualities of McDonald County High School.