Van Horn High School

1109 S Arlington Ave
Independence, MO 64053
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,061 students in grades 9-12, Van Horn High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 43%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,061 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 95% (Top 20% in MO)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Van Horn High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Van Horn High School's student population of 1,061 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,061 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Horn High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,084 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Van Horn High School is 0.69, 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.
This School
State Level (MO)
#1891 out of 2084 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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9%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Van Horn High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
27%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Van Horn High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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2%
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Hispanic
34%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Van Horn High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
14%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Van Horn High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
41%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
0.69
This chart display the diversity score of Van Horn High School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Van Horn High School and public school graduation rate of Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Van Horn High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Van Horn High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Van Horn High School's ranking?
Van Horn High School is ranked #1891 out of 2,084 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Van Horn High School often compared to?
Van Horn High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Truman High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% MO state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 43% MO state average).
What is the graduation rate of Van Horn High School?
The graduation rate of Van Horn High School is 95%, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 90%.
How many students attend Van Horn High School?
1,061 students attend Van Horn High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Van Horn High School students are White, 34% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Van Horn High School?
Van Horn High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Van Horn High School offer ?
Van Horn High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Van Horn High School part of?
Van Horn High School is part of Independence 30 School District.

School Reviews

4   11/8/2021
Honestly a nice place. very diverse and a handful of nice teachers.-> Mrs. Cox is the best teacher
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Bee

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,061 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : 95% (Top 20%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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