- Private School
- St. Louis, MO
- PK, K-6
Parent: Community School has been the best possible choice for our family. We could not be happier. Every morning, Head of School, Bob Cooke, greets each child with a handshake as they enter school. I love this tradition, as it truly exemplifies the nurturing aspect of the school. In this simple gesture, each child is recognized daily as a respected and important individual within the entire community – my children are known by all the children, teachers, and administrators throughout the school. The academics are fantastic, and the learning extends so much further than the classroom. My favorite part of the curriculum is the emphasis on public speaking. It’s amazing to hear the nursery students (age 3!) confidently share their birthdays to the entire lunch room during their birthday months. For dual-working families, like mine, the options for extended day and after-school programs are abundant and appreciated. Community School gets my vote as the top elementary school in St. Louis.
- 346 Students
- 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Raymore-Peculiar Senior High School
127 Best Public High Schools in Missouri
- Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District, MO
Senior: This is an interesting school. I attended for three years while there was still an abundance of students in one building and they had to use the middle school as extra space, so kids had to cross a field inbetween classes. The passing in the grass during the cold season, rain, and snow got old very fast and safety was always a huge concern with little attention given by the district. The district could not even put gravel down for the students to walk across. The school was renovated during my third year and became usable for all students during my fourth year. The social aspect and bullying are bad, but the teachers are great. The school provides access to AP, Dual Credit, and IB programs which allows students to get a lot of college credit during their attendance. They also participate in the A+ program, which gives free community college to students.
- 1,900 Students
- 17:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Harrisonville High School
- Harrisonville R-IX School District, MO
Senior: I enjoyed my experience with Harrisonville High School very much. The teachers connected with the students to ensure everyone was on the right track. Since it's a smaller town, there's only one school for each grade. So the kids I'm graduating with have been with me since elementary school. There's also a broad area of activities here. We have everything from FFA, to robotics, to excellent performing sports teams. One thing they could improve is the incentives students could receive for better attendance. Many kids decide to skip school and stay home, and this effects their grades tremendously. Overall, I've had a great experience with Harrisonville High School, and I'm proud to be a Wildcat.
- 884 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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