2400 Steele Rd
Kansas City, KS 66106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
J C Harmon High School serves 1,368 students in grades 9-12.
J C Harmon High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas 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 2% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 5% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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J C Harmon High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

J C Harmon High School's student population of 1,368 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 105 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,368 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
105 teachers
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School Rankings

J C Harmon High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of J C Harmon High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#1266 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
66%
20%
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Black
16%
7%
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White
13%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
70%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
School district had an excellent music and arts program for the income they had. Compared to other schools in Kansas City, their resources for students were almost all free (community college classes, computer rental, sports, engineering, and music fees, instrument and art supply rental, etc). The school building itself was not very nice looking on the inside. Very kind faculty and staff, made good connections with individual students. There was very little judgement and bullying compared to a lot of other schools that I know of.
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2  
The academic progams don't add up to other schools such as the Shawnee Mission District. The bulding is very dirty inside, while the students are in there. They destroy things in their path. The female students most of them are pregnant and/or have a sexual transmitted diesase. Parents are shown no to be invloved by the way the children act. Their sports programs are the only thing the school has going for them.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,368 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 2% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.53 (Top 30%)

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