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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Park Hill South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Riverside, MO. It has 1,651 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Park Hill South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
32 responses
Average ACT
27
374 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$34,637
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$704
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,000
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
  • Dances
    25%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Yearbook signing at end of year
    18%
  • Spirit weeks for sports and dances
    14%
  • Assemblies
    8%
  • FMP program, and card system
    7%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,651
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,827
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
$13,236/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Park Hill South High School is an excellent school. The difference between other schools academics and Park Hill South's academics spread to two complete end of the spectrum. When students come in from other school districts they very often don't like Park Hill South because they can't keep up with how advanced it is. Park Hill South gives students lots of work to do at fast rates to better prepare their students for college. Park Hill South puts tremendous amounts of effort into teaching to assure that their students are ready for college. The teachers help the students when needed, and there are multiple ways to get tutors through the school.
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there are a few teachers that i absolutely adore, there are many course offerings and internship offerings, there are several opportunities on a daily basis to immerse yourself into subjects you find interesting, and gaining experience from said opportunities. on the negative hand, the staff at PHS do not put fourth their best foot forward, students should be prioritized and their needs should be met especially now. However, this is not what the staff thinks. There is uneven distribution of work by staff, and there are many staff members at Park Hill South that create problems often for both students and their coworkers. Overall, my experience at this specific high school is average.
Park Hill South has been a great experience. I came from a private school, so it was really nice to move to a bigger school. There were so many new opportunities, and so many new people to meet. The teachers have all been pretty good, my counselor is awesome, and the extracurricular activities are great! Not sure there is much that I would change.