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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Rock Bridge Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Columbia, MO. It has 1,997 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Rock Bridge Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1350
43 responses
Average ACT
28
392 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,277
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$854
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,700
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.44 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 148 responses
  • Global Village
    20%
  • Golden Cow: Lip-singing competition
    16%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Friday Noght Lights- every football game
    11%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Capers Talent Show
    9%
  • Courtwarming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,997
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Website
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,321
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,686/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Especially for Missouri, this is a great school. There are many clubs and activities available- Golf, Tennis, Football, Soccer, Speech and Debate, Math Team, Anime Club, Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Young Moderates, Rock Bridge Reaches Out, and more! We help you volunteer, and Rock bridge has an excellent Speech and Debate and Math team. 25 students were National Merit finalists or honorable mentions, while most schools are lucky to have any. We're also very close to the Columbia Area Career Center, so students can walk across the parking lot and take classes there for free- you can even become a certified EMT! There were some minor issues with in-school fights and drug usage, but we are repurposing the funds we used for our in-school police officer to help prevent this. We have a COVID-19 response based off of what other schools have been successful with. Students also are given a laptop to complete schoolwork with.
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At Rock Bridge, the staff preaches "Freedom With Responsibility." This allows students to envision life after high school as an adult, while still maintaining the best education possible. Students are offered over 30 AP and Honors classes with some of the greatest equipment to give the best educational experience. Rock Bridge fulfills the "high school expectations" that kids grow up seeing in movies. Known as "Wild Out Wednesday's", the school has talent shows which allows students to participate and show off a talent during lunch. Another event is a built in week-long tradition event known as Global Village. A week of cultural heritage, represented by food, dances, clothing, and art. Students volunteer and show off their/other people's cultures. You'll find that at any event- from assemblies, Homecoming, Friday football to band concerts, art shows, and choir concerts- the seats are packed to the maximum capacity with kids supporting their peers, from athletes to science lovers.
Our motto is freedom with responsibility. We have an open campus which teaches students how to structure their time responsibly and provides flexibility. There are tutoring rooms for core subjects that are open every block. Most teachers are accomodating and ready to help students (although large class sizes make it difficult for teachers to pay attention to students' individual needs). There is also little support when it comes to educational planning and college preparation. The counselors have very little time for students. The school district does work hard to provide students with opportunities, though, with many options for earning college credit.