Joplin High School

Joplin High School serves 2,111 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the MO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
Joplin High School operates within the Joplin s School District.
Joplin s School District's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MO state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 2111 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,111 students
Joplin High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Joplin High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 112 teachers
Joplin High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Joplin High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Joplin High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
2%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Joplin High School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
6%
5%
Joplin High School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
5%
17%
Joplin High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
84%
73%
Joplin High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Joplin High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.29 0.22
Joplin High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
42%
Joplin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Joplin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Joplin s School District's student population of 7,784 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 78% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,640 in this district is less than the state average of $9,469. The district revenue/student has declined by 24% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,987 is higher than the state average of $9,562. The district spending/student has declined by 24% over four years.
School District Name Joplin s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
2
Number of Students Managed 7,784 586
Joplin s School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 87%
Joplin s School District Graduation Rate (1997-2014)
District Total Revenue $67 MM $6 MM
Joplin s School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $85 MM $6 MM
Joplin s School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,640 $9,469
Joplin s School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,987 $9,562
Joplin s School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Franklin Technology Center (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gateway School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kelsey Norman Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • JoplinFranklin Technology CenterVocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.1 miles
    417 East 5th St
    JoplinMO 64802
    (417)625-5260
    0.19-12n/a
  • JoplinKelsey Norman Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 269 students
    0.6 miles
    1323 East 28th St
    JoplinMO 64802
    (417)625-5360
    0.6KG-5269
  • JoplinJoplin Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK
    1.2 miles
    610 South Forest St
    JoplinMO 64802
    (417)625-5290
    1.2PKn/a
  • JoplinMckinley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 424 students
    1.4 miles
    611 Highland
    JoplinMO 64802
    (417)625-5365
    1.4PK-5424
  • JoplinEastmorland Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 317 students
    1.6 miles
    1131 Highview
    JoplinMO 64802
    (417)625-5340
    1.6KG-5317

School Reviews

2.0  10/16/2014
Overall, the district is flawed from the top, down. With the exception of a few hand-selected parents, the R-8 has done everything to reduce parental roles in their childs educations. New schools are not well located, and the misuse of existing assets is mind-numbing. Bear in mind that there are some great teachers in the district, but they are mis-handled by incompetent administration.
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