Joplin High School

Joplin High School serves 2,069 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MO average of 13:1.
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.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is lower than the MO state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 2069 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,069 students
Joplin High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 113 teachers
Joplin High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Joplin High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1
Joplin High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Joplin High School American Indian (1998-2012)
Asian
2%
2%
Joplin High School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
5%
5%
Joplin High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
4%
18%
Joplin High School Black (1992-2012)
White
84%
73%
Joplin High School White (1992-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.43
Joplin 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.
39%
39%
Joplin High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Joplin High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,490 students has grown by 23% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Joplin s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
2
Number of Students Managed 9,490 575
Joplin s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 68% 86%
Joplin s School District Graduation Rate (1996-2009)
District Total Revenue $69 MM $6 MM
Joplin s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $102 MM $6 MM
Joplin s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,989 $8,810
Joplin s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,223 $8,968
Joplin s 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 Franklin Technology Center (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Gateway School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Emerson Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Joplin Franklin Technology Center
    Vocational School
    417 East 5th St
    Joplin , MO , 64802
    (417)625-5260
    Vocational School
    0.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Joplin Emerson Elementary School
    1301 South Duquesne Rd
    Joplin , MO , 64802
    (417)625-5345
    0.4  mi  |  178  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Joplin Kelsey Norman Elementary School
    1323 East 28th St
    Joplin , MO , 64802
    (417)625-5360
    0.6  mi  |  241  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Joplin Irving Elementary School
    1112 East 2nd St
    Joplin , MO , 64802
    (417)625-5350
    0.7  mi  |  194  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Joplin Joplin Early Childhood Center
    610 South Forest St
    Joplin , MO , 64802
    (417)625-5290
    1.2  mi  |  142  students  |  Gr.  PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 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. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Joplin, 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 0.31, which is higher than the Missouri average of 0.22. The most diverse school in Joplin is College View School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Missouri or national school diversity statistics.