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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Park Hill South High School is a top rated, public school located in Riverside, MO. It has 1,639 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
About Park Hill South High School...
Address
4500 NW River Park Dr
Riverside, MO 64150
Telephone
(816) 359-4120

Park Hill South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1320
22 responses
Average ACT
27
277 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,335
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$663
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,600
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Dances
    25%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Yearbook signing at end of year
    19%
  • Spirit weeks for sports and dances
    16%
  • Assemblies
    10%
  • FMP program, and card system
    8%
  • Kick Out Cancer Soccer Game
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,639
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,656
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,541/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Park Hill South High School Reviews

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I've had an absolutely wonderful time at Park Hill South. The amount of opportunities provided by the school has greatly fit my passions and interests. Whether it's the AP classes provided, the intern opportunities through NCAPS, or the plethora of activities and athletics available, PHS has given me a desirable education. AP Music Theory, AP World History, Student Council, A Capella and Stage Craft were some of my favorites! Along with that, the Theatre Department is top notch, and has given me a second home. The teachers and administration really care about the students, and I have become very close with many of them. I'm genuinely going to miss Park Hill South, and hope it continues to develop and improve.
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Most of the teachers at Park Hill South high School are very kind, supportive, and helpful. Some of the teachers don’t enjoy being there and make it very obvious in the way they treat students and the way they teach. The food is very subpar and overpriced. The security guards are more focused on what Netflix show they want to watch and the students walk around like they are going to a strip club. One positive thing about Park Hill South is that they offer many online courses and amazing internship opportunities that introduce you to the real world. 10/10 recommend looking into those programs, those teachers actually care.
I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the teachers. I felt comfortable enough to talk to my teachers when I had any questions. I also enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in multiple clubs, with minimal overlapping.
I would like see more guidance to fine arts, seeing as research shows that better rounded students are involved in fine arts. I would like the fine arts and sports to work together better, rather than attempting to create a line between the two.