Truman High School

  • Truman High School serves 1,652 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥90% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 63%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Truman 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 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.

Top Placements

Truman High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

  • Truman High School's student population of 1,652 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,652 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Truman High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,073 schools in Missouri (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Truman High School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#412 out of 2,073 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥90%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
6%
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Black
12%
16%
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White
61%
72%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Truman High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.580.23
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Graduation Rate
97%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndependence 30 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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