Poplar Bluff High School

  • Poplar Bluff High School serves 1,458 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (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 54% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Poplar Bluff 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 18:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Poplar Bluff High School's student population of 1,458 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,458 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff High School is 0.30, 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#1307 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
12%
16%
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White
83%
71%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.300.47
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePoplar Bluff R-I School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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  1.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Some teachers my child has at this school barely give them any attention or help. The friendliness of the teachers and staff are very rude. My student comes home every day and complains that the food is horrible and they will never eat nasty food. I would've given this school no stars but it would not let me.
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5-6 grade teachers hold degrees however many are not competent to teach. Since the implementation of the Mac book system teachers rarely teach and leave the students to figure it out on their own in the upper grade levels. School is located in a high property tax area and unfortunately the tax money obviously is not being spent on students education when the few textbooks that are used are 20+ years old.
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