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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Oak Grove High School is a public school located in Oak Grove, MO. It has 643 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
605 SE 12th
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Telephone
(816) 690-4152
Website
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Oak Grove High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
111 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,397
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Median Home Value
$120,800
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Hallway Parade on Homecoming by the band members
    41%
  • Bonfire
    24%
  • Football Games
    24%
  • Christmas assembly
    12%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
643
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,870/ year
National
$12,239
42%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Oak Grove High School poses a great potential for students to grow as both an individual and a scholar. Unfortunately factors ranging from poor planning to bad prioritizing is holding Oak Grove High School back from reaching its fullest potential.

The school has fantastic faculty that is almost always more than willing to help students when they ask. OGHS could benefit from purchasing textbooks that isn't a decade old, or that actually apply to the coursework taught. Instead, athletics get to buy new uniforms, TV's, etc. If prioritization was focused more on academics rather than athletics, maybe OGHS would have a better reputation for our academic contribution to the KC-Metro area, rather than just being good at sports.

There is a stronger sense of academic excellence at most other schools in Jackson County. I often wish that I had academic opportunities that other schools (Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, etc.) had that Oak Grove simply did not offer.
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The school is very much that classic small town high school you see in movies. The school and it’s administration very much favors sports over anything else. And yes, the athletes get away with more than other students. The town has loads of school spirit and pride, with plenty of alumni to cheer on at local games and events. The band program is very fun and welcoming, but lacks the guts to work on becoming a true powerhouse in the competitive band world. The choir program has its successes, but is wildly underfunded. The theatre program is growing in size and popularity as the years go by. Speech and Debate is moderately success, however the coach is mind numbingly horrid to work with. The education certainly has its highs and lows, but luckily many of the teachers provide plenty of help to students who need help understanding the material. The town itself is not very accepting of the LGBT community and honestly some races, which is another thing that makes it very stereotypical.
We have lived in Oak Grove School District Area for 18 years so our 2 sons could experience what a wonderful since of community Oak Grove Schools have to offer. My husband and I did massive research before we picked our home in which to raise our children in and the Oak Grove School District won hands down. In particular, Oak Grove High School has wonderful standards in providing an excellent learning environment and creating well rounded students who are ready to move onto the college level. Wonderful opportunities for challenging studies and preparation for College Level Courses. The only thing that I would change might be to include more hands on learning and more challenging classes to help better prepare the students. As a parent, I am very pleased on the results of both of my sons upon graduation from Oak Grove High School.