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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ruskin High School is a public school located in Kansas City, MO. It has 1,078 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
7000 E 111th Street
Kansas City, MO 64134
Telephone
(816) 316-7400
Website
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Ruskin High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
110 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$42,018
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,006
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
48%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
38%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    43%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Extracurricular Activities and Events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,078
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,676
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.1%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,415/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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I'm not gonna lie, Ruskin has definitely gotten better in these past few years. There isn't a fight everyday, quality of teaching has gone up, and the school is receiving actual funding! They're even putting money towards upgrading the track and field!
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Ruskin is not what people see at all. From previous years and media stories people view Ruskin as a rundown school full of delinquent teenagers. However I see Ruskin as a game changer. I came into high school not knowing the first thing about what I wanted to do in life, or even what i wanted to do in life at all but this school changed that. My teachers worked with me as well as the principal to connect me with my profession and other people of my profession. Even though they are a little strict, they make sure that the best is done for their students.
As a junior at Ruskin High School, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I have learned so much from all of the classes I have taken and from the classes I’m taking now. I’ve always been one of the top notch students by taking literally ONLY college classes and I feel that those teachers teaching those subjects are doing a great job. Ruskin has a bad reputation when it comes to the media and really affects us, the students, because we know it’s not all bad as everyone tries to make it. Those negative comments are mostly from people who have never been in the area or inside the school. The only real issue is, the media likes to only pay attention to some of the bad things about Ruskin. There has been MANY accomplishments and great work that has been done here that nobody around us would know.