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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
William Chrisman High School is an above average, public school located in Independence, MO. It has 1,471 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
1223 N Noland Rd
Independence, MO 64050
Telephone
(816) 521-5355
Website
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William Chrisman High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
118 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,268
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$807
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,800
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies on fridays before the homecoming games
    27%
  • Athletic events
    20%
  • Early release on Wednesdays
    20%
  • Fill The Den
    13%
  • MORP
    13%
  • FBLA Tournaments
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,471
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,761
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,579/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I loved attending William Chrisman! The staff were very supportive and I am still friends with many of my friends, even many years into college! Chrisman offers many opportunities for diverse experiences if you simply keep your eyes open to possibility.
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My experience at William Chrisman was great. I really enjoyed going to a smaller high school because I knew most people I went to school with. During my four years here, as a student council member we were really trying to build the culture and get people excited to go to school here. Over my four years more people are excited to go to events and want to do the spirit days. This has helped people feel more welcome. Overall bullying is not prevalent at William Chrisman and they are a wide variety of friend groups. The teachers have also helped build the culture by talking up events and spreading positivity around our school.
Going to William Chrisman completely changed my outlook on life. We do the career academies, meaning majors but in high school. So, instead of electives that you will not use in your future you're able to pin point classes based on the career of your choosing. This helps stop the problem of switching majors in college, and there is a ton of college credit available compared to a school without the academies. I am graduating with all of my college English out of the way and half of an IRC in construction.