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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Van Horn High School is a public school located in Independnce, MO. It has 990 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
Address
1109 S Arlington Ave
Independnce, MO 64053
Telephone
(816) 521-5360
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Van Horn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
73 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,312
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$757
National
$949
Median Home Value
$67,735
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Van Horn Stages Plays and Musicals
    20%
  • High School Football Games
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
    13%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
990
Free or Reduced Lunch
75%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,761
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 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
$11,579/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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My experience at Van Horn high was great. The teachers were all loving and ready to help when you needed it. If I ever needed help I could even always go back to my old teachers from my previous years and they would still be willing to help me even if I wasn't in the class. Although I enjoy it I do see that some things should change, we should put up more encouraging posters around the school for those who have bad days and provide more opportunities for kids to bond after school and be more social.
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Van horn is a family based school, we treat each other equally. Working together is our key. Pep rally’s are never a disappointment because we come together and celebrate each other’s success. We accept all races. Bullying isn’t tolerated. Moving from grain valley to van horn was the best decision because I was able to call that school home and feel very much comfortable.
My time at Van Horn has been such a great experiance. My teacher, peers, and coaches make Van Horn a place that I am now dreading to leave. The people around me are and also have been so caring and encouraging . The student to teacher relationships is something that I am very lucky to have as an high school student. Being a part of the sport teams, ambassadors, and leadership roles had such a huge impact on how I look at things and my character itself. Van Horn has taught me great life lessons alongside giving me a great education.