Van-Far High School (Junior / Senior)

2200 Hwy 54 West, Vandalia, MO 63382 | (573) 594-6442
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Student Enrollment: 293
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Cindy Mckee-Pirch
  • Fax: (573) 594-3054
  • Website: www.vf.k12.mo.us
School District Details
  • Van-Far R-I School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,371
  • Graduation Rate: 76.7%
  • Dropout Rate: 6.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.2
  • Enrolled Students: 613

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 293
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 22.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 149 (50.9%)
  • Females: 144 (49.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 41 (14.0%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 92 (31.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 133 (45.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Van-Far High School (Junior / Senior) Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black248.2%
Asian41.4%
Hispanic31.0%
White26289.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Van-Far High School (Junior / Senior)
  Number Percent
7th Grade3913.3%
8th Grade4515.4%
9th Grade5518.8%
10th Grade5619.1%
11th Grade5117.4%
12th Grade4716.0%
Classroom Environment (2010)
Students Per Classroom
School:
17.0
District:
17.0
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
92.0%
District:
92.0%
Post-Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent Entering a 2-Year College: 8.0%
Percent Entering a 4-Year College: 50.0%
Percent Entering a Non-College Post-Secondary Institution: 6.0%
Percent Entering the Work Force: 24.0%
Percent Entering the Military: 2.0%
Percent Unknown: 2.0%
Faculty Information (2010)
Principal Years of Experience: 3.0
Teacher Average Years of Experience: 13.5
Faculty Salary (2010)
Average Salary of Administration: $64,000
Average Salary of Teachers: $36,921
Teacher Credentials (2009)
Percent of Teachers with Regular Certificates
School:
95.8%
District:
100.0%
Percent of Teachers with No Certificate: 4.2%
Source: MO Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Van-Far High School (Junior / Senior) performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on MAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • American History
  • Biology
  • Communication Arts
  • English I
  • English II
  • Geometry
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Science
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
ACT Composite Score
School:
19.8
District:
19.8
Percent of Graduates Scoring Higher Than the National Average: 23.9%
Percent of Graduates Taking the ACT
School:
54.3%
District:
54.3%
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Met

MAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Communication Arts Test
201045.0%45.0%52.4%
200932.0%32.0%51.1%
200849.0%49.0%49.3%
 
Mathematics Test
201052.5%52.5%55.2%
200924.0%24.0%52.4%
200841.8%41.8%49.9%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Communication Arts Test
201040.8%40.8%52.4%
200937.7%37.7%50.2%
200853.2%53.2%48.4%
 
Mathematics Test
201032.7%32.7%52.0%
200939.6%39.6%47.0%
200825.5%25.5%44.3%
 
Science Test
201038.8%38.8%48.4%
200943.4%43.4%45.2%
200846.8%46.8%43.3%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
201040.0%40.0%57.3%
200940.6%40.6%52.7%
 
Algebra II Test
201045.5%45.5%41.8%
 
American History Test
201018.9%18.9%-
 
Biology Test
201056.2%56.2%56.7%
200948.0%48.0%55.1%
 
English I Test
201044.0%44.0%56.1%
 
English II Test
201060.3%60.3%73.2%
200961.8%61.8%72.6%
 
Geometry Test
201065.6%65.6%51.4%
 
Government Test
201045.3%45.3%-
 
Source: MO Department of Education 2009-2010

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