St. James High School

101 East Scioto, St. James, MO 65559 | (573) 265-2300
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 561
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 101 E Scioto, St. James, MO 65559
  • Principal or Admin: Keith Mccarthy
  • Fax: (573) 265-3652
  • Website:
School District Details
  • St. James R-I School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $7,683
  • Graduation Rate: 69.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 3.8%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.6
  • Enrolled Students: 1,752

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 561
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 41.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 299 (53.3%)
  • Females: 262 (46.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 45 (8.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 253 (45.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 298 (53.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
St. James High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For St. James High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade15627.8%
10th Grade14926.6%
11th Grade13824.6%
12th Grade11821.0%
Classroom Environment (2010)
Students Per Classroom
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
Post-Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent Entering a 2-Year College: 31.0%
Percent Entering a 4-Year College: 27.0%
Percent Entering a Non-College Post-Secondary Institution: 3.2%
Percent Entering the Work Force: 13.5%
Percent Entering the Military: 8.7%
Percent Unknown: 3.2%
Faculty Information (2010)
Principal Years of Experience: 17.0
Teacher Average Years of Experience: 10.1
Faculty Salary (2010)
Average Salary of Administration: $75,142
Average Salary of Teachers: $41,574
Teacher Credentials (2009)
Percent of Teachers with Regular Certificates
Percent of Teachers with Special Certificates
Percent of Teachers with No Certificate: 11.9%
Source: MO Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for St. James High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 24, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I was not pleased with my education from this school. I feel that the teachers and staff are too focused on just getting the graduation rate up that they are not looking at the quality of education. My classmates and I were able to slide by on the minimum and therefore NOT prepared for college. Rarely was I challenged. Also, several of my teachers were also coaches and far too focused on their coaching activities that on several occasions we just watched videos the entire class period instead of the teacher actually standing up and teaching us something. Basically, I felt like my diploma was handed to me on a silver platter with very little effort on my part and my classmates' parts.
  • Reviewed by Student on June 27, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I really enjoy this school. The leadership role has taken hits before (leave of absence, military, etc.), but we have people who step up the call. We have great thinking students, and a staff that for the most part cares. There are exceptions. Extracurricular activities are fun but can be favoring at times. Classrooms are mostly safe and efficient, but there are rooms that need vacated. Homework and other involements depend on the teacher but for the most part are good. God Bless!

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