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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
North Kansas City High School is a highly rated, public school located in Kansas City, MO. It has 1,592 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

North Kansas City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
28 responses
Average ACT
24
247 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$40,479
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,500
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 150 responses
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Graduation
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Assemblies
    9%
  • Pep Band
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,592
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,631
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,414/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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North Kansas City High School is the most diverse school in the state of Missouri as of June 2020. Not only is it diverse but it provides a culture of equity, equality, inclusion, and excellence. Every student has their place and every teacher wants to help them in every way they can. North Kansas City high school is a family. The teachers genuinely care about each other and the students and will do anything to help their students succeed. The facilities are brand new but the culture is the same. We have historic traditions dating back almost one hundred years that each student is proud to take part in. Our school spirit is unmatched because every student knows that our school is unmatched. We are proud to be apart of the North Kansas City students and alumni and the sense of community we have with our fellow students, alumni, and the city of North Kansas City that supports the school, programs, and students. The academics provide a wide variety of options including AP and IB.
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Northtown is the most diverse high school there is and everyone gets along well. All the administration people try and talk to the kids and all the teachers create bonds with their students. The school is involved in the AVID program which allows students to prepare themselves for college and future tests by teaching us how to study and survive the real world after high school. The best thing about Northtown is the open campus lunch I had all 4 years! All my teachers and counselors would meet me half way to help me reach ym goals and be a great student-athlete. The GREATEST OF ALL TIME experience I've had at Northtown was win state for basketball class 5A and be 7th place in class 5A for triple jump all in one year.
Everyone in Northtown is very friendly with each other! The teachers and staff are very nice and will always love to help the students and parents who come to this school! The IB and AP courses are also fantastic, although they can be hard, the teachers will take their time to help you through anything difficult. This school also allows a variety of courses and opportunities for the students!