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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Southern Boone High School is an above average, public school located in Ashland, MO. It has 482 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Southern Boone High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
71 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$80,437
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$532
National
$949
Median Home Value
$238,700
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
  • Homecoming assembly and support at sporting events
    67%
  • Project Graduation
    17%
  • Senior Review
    17%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
482
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,351
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,245/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Southern Boone has a great atmosphere that is largely accredited to their caring teachers and caring nature of the students that attend there. The teachers always help struggling students and want to see every student succeed. There is also active faculty and student members in the school community that advocate for mental health awareness and "Zero Tolerance for Bullying" movement. As it is a small town there is some inevitable drama in faculty relations sometimes, but usually it is a very professional place to learn. Also they lack in diversity, but that is more to do with the demographic of the district (rural).
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Southern Boone High School has changed very much since my Freshman year, which was only four years ago. All things academic are good, classes are challenging, teachers are very motivated to help each individual student and the school district is small; which means the community is very close. The school district is growing very quickly though, and the school district could use a larger variety of classes offered. The school really only offers the basics; core classes plus a cooking class, yearbook, current events, etc. If there were honors classes offered, or a larger variety of the core classes, it would make the students more successful in college when they are offered hundreds of courses to take. Coming from such a small school with such little choices, it makes transitioning into college even more difficult and overwhelming.
The school has a good representation, however academics is not the focus on the administration. The admin/board is more focus on athletic achievements and not so much of the overall achievements of all students.