West Plains Sr. High School

602 East Olden, West Plains, MO 65775 | (417) 256-6150
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,221
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 602 E Olden, West Plains, MO 65775
  • Principal or Admin: James Laughary
  • Fax: (417) 256-8908
  • Website: zizzers.org
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,221
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 68.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 648 (53.1%)
  • Females: 573 (46.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 51 (4.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 256 (21.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 307 (25.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
West Plains Sr. High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian60.5%
Black90.7%
Asian181.5%
Hispanic191.6%
White1,16995.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For West Plains Sr. High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade33927.8%
10th Grade30224.7%
11th Grade28623.4%
12th Grade29424.1%
Classroom Environment (2010)
Students Per Classroom
School:
23.0
District:
21.0
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
84.0%
District:
83.2%
Dropout Rate
School:
3.0%
District:
3.0%
Post-Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent Entering a 2-Year College: 46.0%
Percent Entering a 4-Year College: 21.5%
Percent Entering a Non-College Post-Secondary Institution: 5.3%
Percent Entering the Work Force: 12.5%
Percent Entering the Military: 4.5%
Percent Unknown: 2.6%
Faculty Information (2010)
Principal Years of Experience: 18.0
Teacher Average Years of Experience: 15.7
Faculty Salary (2010)
Average Salary of Administration: $73,167
Average Salary of Teachers: $46,821
Teacher Credentials (2009)
Percent of Teachers with Regular Certificates
School:
97.4%
District:
99.5%
Percent of Teachers with Special Certificates
School:
2.6%
District:
0.5%
Source: MO Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that West Plains Sr. High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on MAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • American History
  • Biology
  • English I
  • English II
  • Geometry
  • Government
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
ACT Composite Score
School:
21.9
District:
21.9
Percent of Graduates Scoring Higher Than the National Average: 34.3%
Percent of Graduates Taking the ACT
School:
57.8%
District:
57.8%
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Not Met

MAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Algebra I Test
201075.2%75.2%57.3%
200987.7%87.7%52.7%
 
Algebra II Test
201080.0%80.0%41.8%
 
American History Test
201048.3%48.3%-
 
Biology Test
201049.7%49.7%56.7%
200946.3%46.3%55.1%
 
English I Test
201062.2%62.2%56.1%
 
English II Test
201072.2%72.2%73.2%
200967.9%67.9%72.6%
 
Geometry Test
201072.4%72.4%51.4%
 
Government Test
201041.1%41.1%-
 
Source: MO Department of Education 2009-2010

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