1501 Branch St
Platte City, MO 64079
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Platte County High School serves 1,204 students in grades 9-12.
Platte County High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Platte County High School's student population of 1,204 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,204 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Platte County High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Platte County 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 Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#323 out of 2091 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
8%
16%
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White
80%
71%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
91%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
I have been a student at this school for two years, been in the district for 11 years, and have had a family in this district for as long as I can remember. As a student my review may not be given as much thought as the other reviews here, but I'd very much appreciate the time anyone takes to read this review. Let me start by saying it is very hard as a longtime student to rate their school. I've had bad experiences as well as pleasant ones here. So am not going to rant about the time I failed a test, or waste your time by gloating about the time I passed one. Instead Ill be looking the school it's self as a whole and try to give an honest, unbiased review. My main concern with a school is does this school care for the wellbeing of its students, and will it give them the tools they need to succeed? Unfortunately, this will depend on your assigned teacher. Many teachers at this school will care for their students and support their educational career. I know teachers who would jump through flaming hoops for their students and will go beyond what they're payed for to make sure their students succeed. However, this isn't universal. There are unfortunately a few teachers who doesn't care as much for their students. I've had teachers who give weird looks to students, who would threaten students, and have said multiple racist and misogynistic remarks to students. While these teachers are unacceptable, it's usually not something that's against the school it's self, just some people who are hired. I've had a science teacher who said that she wasn't a good fit to teach an Islamic student and have asked a student to give her enough patience to prevent her from hanging one of her students. So while I think they should reassess their staff I don't blame the school as an employee wouldn't act in such a way in front of their employer. There is almost no way for the administration to know how their staff treats students behind closed doors. But what I do blame the school for is the state of the building. Imagine going to use the restroom at your school that claims to prioritize safety and find that the bathroom stalls don't have doors. Imagine having to hold your contents in until you get home because you don't feel comfortable using the restroom where anyone can see you doing your business. And imagine going to a school assembly where you're told that the restrooms don't have stall doors because some people in a past class, who may have already graduated, had the idea to vandalize the door. This is the life of a high schooler at Platte County High School. I understand the intention of punishing the students who decided to knock down the stall doors by not having them reinstalled. But it is not fair that the rest of the student body has to suffer because of the poor actions of a few students. Why must the student body have to feel unsafe at their own schools because the administration doesn't want to pay to have doors reinstalled in the stalls? Thank you for your time, I understand if I am seen as someone who's just crying over a few bad incidents I had at this school, but I really do appreciate the time you took to read my review if you made it this far. Thank you.
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We moved because there was not enough training for staff. If you are college bound or special needs this is not the district for you.
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QUALITY LEADERSHIP VERY GOOD HIGH SCHOOL
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,204 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in MO)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Top 50%)

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