William Chrisman High School

  • William Chrisman High School serves 1,462 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MO average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 27%.
  • William Chrisman High School operates within the Independence 30 School District.
  • Independence 30 School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the MO state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1462 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 83 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,462 students
William Chrisman High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %William Chrisman High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
William Chrisman High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWilliam Chrisman High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MO) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
William Chrisman High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
William Chrisman High School Asian Students (1994-2014)
Hispanic
9%
6%
William Chrisman High School Black Students (1994-2014)
Black
14%
16%
William Chrisman High School Black Students (1994-2014)
White
70%
73%
William Chrisman High School White Students (1994-2014)
Two or more races
7%
3%
William Chrisman High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.480.44
William Chrisman High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
50%
44%
William Chrisman High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
William Chrisman High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Independence 30 School District's student population of 14,604 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 74% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,490 is higher than the state average of $9,469. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,669 is higher than the state average of $9,562. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District NameIndependence 30 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
2
Number of Students Managed14,604576
Independence 30 School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate92%87%
Independence 30 School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue$170 MM$6 MM
Independence 30 School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$187 MM$6 MM
Independence 30 School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,490$9,469
Independence 30 School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,669$9,562
Independence 30 School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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  • IndependenceOtt Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
    0.4 miles
    1525 N Noland Rd
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5435
    0.4PK-5446
  • IndependenceDay Treatment
    Grades: KG-12
    0.5 miles
    600 W Mechanic Ave
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5508
    0.5KG-12n/a
  • IndependenceIndependence AcademyAlternative School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.5 miles
    600 W Mechanic Ave
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5505
    0.59-12n/a
  • IndependenceBryant Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 276 students
    0.8 miles
    827 W College
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5400
    0.8PK-5276
  • IndependenceThomas Hart Benton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 479 students
    1.1 miles
    429 S Leslie
    IndependenceMO 64050
    (816)521-5390
    1.1PK-5479

School Reviews

2  5/31/2010
No good sports programs, except cheerleading. Availability of programs is good, just no good coaches. Most of the facilities are decent. Powerschool (online program for parents/students) would be good, if teachers utilized it more than once a month. Parent involvement is terrible.
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