Alton High School

Route 2 Box 2180
Alton, MO 65606
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Alton High School serves 300 students in grades 7-12.
Alton High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Alton High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Alton High School's student population of 300 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students300 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Rankings

Alton High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,091 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Alton High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1607 out of 2091 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
n/a
16%
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White
98%
71%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score
0.040.47
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlton R-IV School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Alton High School is Couch High School (11.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alton Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alton Alton Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 394 students
    0.1 miles
    Route 2 Box 2181
    Alton, MO 65606
    (417) 778-7217
    0.1 PK-6 394
  • Myrtle Couch Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 84 students
    11.6 miles
    21922 Highway 142
    Myrtle, MO 65778
    (417) 938-4215
    11.6 PK-6 84
  • Myrtle Couch High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 117 students
    11.6 miles
    21922 Highway 142
    Myrtle, MO 65778
    (417) 938-4212
    11.6 7-12 117
  • Thayer Thayer Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-6 | 414 students
    13.6 miles
    365 E Walnut St
    Thayer, MO 65791
    (417) 264-4600
    13.6 PK-6 414
  • Thayer Thayer Senior High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 324 students
    13.6 miles
    401 E Walnut St
    Thayer, MO 65791
    (417) 264-4600
    13.6 7-12 324

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