620 E 23rd Ave
Kansas City, MO 64116
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
North Kansas City High School serves 1,597 students in grades 9-12.
North Kansas City 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (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 54% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,597 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

North Kansas City High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

North Kansas City High School's student population of 1,597 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,597 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
104 teachers
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School Rankings

North Kansas City 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 North Kansas City High School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1084 out of 2091 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
7%
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Black
22%
15%
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White
37%
70%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is North Kansas City High School's ranking?

North Kansas City High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for: Highest graduation rate (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MO state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MO state average).

What is the graduation rate of North Kansas City High School?

The graduation rate of North Kansas City High School is 96%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 90%.

How many students attend North Kansas City High School?

1,597 students attend North Kansas City High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

37% of North Kansas City High School students are White, 22% of students are Black, 20% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of North Kansas City High School?

North Kansas City High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.

What grades does North Kansas City High School offer ?

North Kansas City High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

School Reviews

5   3/19/2021
I am a student who has pursued the IB Diploma option. Having the opportunity to take the IB curriculum for free has been a great experience, as the teachers are attentive, passionate, and understanding to the students'' needs. This education is truly one of a kind. There are many opportunities to get involved in the school's culture, especially as a minority student (two or more races), and the school pride is super exciting, definitely holds up to the expectations of any young student has of high school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - ES

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,597 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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