William Chrisman High School

William Chrisman High School serves 1,461 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MO average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
William Chrisman High School operates within the Independence 30 School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the MO state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 1461 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,461 students
William Chrisman High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % William Chrisman High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
William Chrisman High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade William Chrisman High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 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 16:1 15:1
William Chrisman High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
11%
5%
William Chrisman High School Black Students (1992-2014)
Black
14%
16%
William Chrisman High School Black Students (1992-2014)
White
70%
73%
William Chrisman High School White Students (1992-2014)
Two or more races
5%
2%
William Chrisman High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups William Chrisman High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.48 0.22
William Chrisman High School Diversity Score (1992-2014)
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.
55%
42%
William Chrisman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
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.
9%
7%
William Chrisman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,436 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,272 is higher than the state average of $9,469. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,531 is higher than the state average of $9,562. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Independence 30 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
2
Number of Students Managed 14,436 586
Independence 30 School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 92% 87%
Independence 30 School District Graduation Rate (1992-2010)
District Total Revenue $170 MM $6 MM
Independence 30 School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $187 MM $6 MM
Independence 30 School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,272 $9,469
Independence 30 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,531 $9,562
Independence 30 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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 Day Treatment (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 Grades Students
  • IndependenceOtt Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 448 students1525 North Noland Rd
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5435
    0.4PK-5448
  • IndependenceDay Treatment
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-12600 West Mechanic Ave
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5508
    0.5KG-12n/a
  • IndependenceIndependence Academy
    Alternative School
    0.5 miles | Grades: 9-12600 West Mechanic Ave
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5505
    0.59-12n/a
  • IndependenceBryant Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 269 students827 West College
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5400
    0.8PK-5269
  • IndependenceThomas Hart Benton Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 421 students429 South Leslie
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5390
    1.1PK-5421

School Reviews

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, 05/31/10

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