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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 1,476 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
620 E 23rd Ave
Kansas City, MO 64116
Telephone
(816) 321-5310
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North Kansas City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
22 responses
Average ACT
23
218 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$42,329
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$800
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,000
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.31 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 149 responses
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  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Spirit week
    15%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Graduation
    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
1,476
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,535
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,763/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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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.
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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!
I absolutely love my high school. It's the most diverse high school in all of Missouri and I am extremely proud of that fact. NKC has pride and is very loving and caring. The staff genuinely cares about the success of the students, whether it's school resource officers, the librarians, lunch employees, tech people, admin assistants, admin themselves, and of course the teachers— every staff member seems to really care about you. I am taking part in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and it has taught me so much, not just about school, but about myself too. I love being a Northtown Hornet.