Joplin High School

  • Joplin High School serves 2,189 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Joplin 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 top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Joplin High School's student population of 2,189 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,189 students
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Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joplin High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Joplin High School is 0.35, 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#1112 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
80%
71%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joplin High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.350.47
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Graduation Rate
79%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJoplin Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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This school is fantastic for a public school. It allows you to excel at whatever you do!
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Almost all of the teachers want to catch kids vaping. I was in the bathroom minding my business when a teacher comes in and makes everyone in the bathroom leave and he takes us to the office where they questioned, searched us, and I missed my whole assignment for that day and now it's going to be counted later.
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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.
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