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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Winnetonka High School is an above average, public school located in Kansas City, MO. It has 1,206 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

Winnetonka High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
10 responses
Average ACT
22
191 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$61,189
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,735
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • Football games and ringing the bell after we win
    23%
  • Spirit Weeks
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Musical/theatrical events
    7%
  • Pack the House
    7%
  • Parade in halls
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,206
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,631
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,414/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Winnetonka highschool is a place where a student is able to freely express themselves and achieve their full potential. It is very rare for a school to be so diverse and the still celebrate all cultures. Here at Winnetonka, we host (as in students) a culture fair, encouraging the student body to participate to enlighten and celebrate their cultures. We are a school that is overall culture friendly and don't discriminate based on gender, race, religion, sexuality, etc. At my school it currently offers over 40 clubs for students, making a range of activities the students are available to participate in. Currently, I'm in Key Club, Spanish Club, AVID, and GSA, just to name a few. Winnetonka has opened my horizons in terms of socially and intellectually progression. Having one of the most interactive and endearing staff, they actually set the students up for success, not just to pass them. My school has many opportunities for students to receive 1:1 help with teachers.
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I personally loved my experience at Winneontka High School! The teachers are more than willing to help you with any situation, and are usually pretty understanding. Not only that but they are supportive and they want their students to achieve, I felt the encouragement from my teachers!
Not only were the teachers great but the security guards are very cool and you can be open with them even about your daily life struggles. They will take the time out of their day to give you a quick pep talk. Loved my time at this High School!
Great teachers & programs to help underprivileged students. Good support system embedded into the school. Academic programs are advanced and designed to help push students. There is a defined split in culture between students, but that is true in any school experience. Academics can sometimes be too lenient and not challenging enough, but it provides for students who would otherwise struggle. Athletics are not as large as with other schools, which can be refreshing. School spirit is high among current students and alumni. Art department is well funded. Many varieties of clubs and organizations. Language is underdeveloped, with only 3 choices, but is average for public school.