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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Thomas W. Kelly High School is a public school located in Benton, MO. It has 299 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Thomas W. Kelly High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
48 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$45,924
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$594
National
$949
Median Home Value
$96,000
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
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
Report
  • Field Trips
    33%
  • Lunch
    33%
  • Career and Tech Center
    17%
  • Going to the football and basketball games.
    17%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
299
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,218
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,870/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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I have attended Thomas W. Kelly my entire life and truly believe that it was the best decision my parents could have made when enrolling me as a young child. However, I have encountered problems within the school system regarding the school boards integrity and ability to make reasonable decisions as a whole. I have also dealt with dress code issues that should have never happened. Regardless of these issues, I do not regret attending Thomas. W Kelly and look forward to graduating in the spring!
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Thomas W. Kelly is not a huge high school, but it is a very loving high school. Sure you have your teachers that no students like but as long as you respect most of them they respect you back. Almost all the teachers I had while attending the school always cared about me. They always helped me even when it had nothing to do with school. As well with the students, they weren't always the nicest but everyone usually had each others backs. It wasn't always the cleanest but the janitors always worked hard to get it the best they could before someone ruined their work. The janitors also cared for the students.
Thomas W. Kelly High School has always been a second home. The teachers truly care about the students learning and mental health. It's not abnormal for the students to confide in the adults there. The extracurricular activities are amazing there as well. I would not be the person I am today if I hadn't gain the life experience through the clubs and sports. Although, I wish that there were more sports to choose from, like volleyball and golf, the school makes up for the lack of sports by the spirit the show for all the other ones. Overall, I truly cherish all the memories that I have made from Thomas W. Kelly.