William Chrisman High School

William Chrisman High School serves 1,483 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
William Chrisman High School operates within the Independence 30 School District.
The school district's 90% graduation rate is higher than the MO state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 1483 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 93 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,483 students
William Chrisman High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 93 teachers
William Chrisman High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade William Chrisman High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
William Chrisman High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
William Chrisman High School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
8%
5%
William Chrisman High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
12%
18%
William Chrisman High School Black (1992-2012)
White
74%
73%
William Chrisman High School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups William Chrisman High School Sch Ethnicity William Chrisman High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.43 0.21
William Chrisman High School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
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.
50%
39%
William Chrisman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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%
William Chrisman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,330 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Independence 30 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
2
Number of Students Managed 14,330 621
Independence 30 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 90% 86%
Independence 30 School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $155 MM $6 MM
Independence 30 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $162 MM $6 MM
Independence 30 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,112 $8,810
Independence 30 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,564 $8,968
Independence 30 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Independence Academy (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Day Treatment (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ott Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Independence Ott Elementary School
    1525 North Noland Rd
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)521-5435
    0.4  mi  |  459  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Independence Independence Academy
    Alternative School
    600 West Mechanic Ave
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)521-5505
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Independence Day Treatment
    600 West Mechanic Ave
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)521-5508
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Independence Bryant Elementary School
    827 West College
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)521-5400
    0.8  mi  |  284  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Independence Thomas Hart Benton Elementary School
    429 South Leslie
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)521-5390
    1.1  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 31, 2010 - No good sports programs, except cheerleading. Availability of programs is good, just no good coaches. Most of the facilities are decent. Powerschool (online program for parents/students) would be good, if teachers utilized it more than once a month. Parent involvement is terrible. - Posted by Parent

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Independence, MO public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.60, which is higher than the Missouri average of 0.22. The most diverse school in Independence is Keith B. Bright High (juvenile Hall). Read more about public school diversity statistics in Missouri or national school diversity statistics.