Park Hill South High

Summary:

Park Hill South High is a public high school serving 1,860 students in grades 9-12 in Riverside, Missouri, part of the highly-ranked Park Hill School District. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in Missouri, delivering outstanding academic performance and supporting the achievement of diverse student groups.

Park Hill South High excels academically, with significantly higher proficiency rates than the state averages across subjects like Algebra I, Biology I, English II, and Algebra II. The school ranks 9th out of 352 high schools in Missouri and performs exceptionally well with African American, Hispanic, and students with disabilities, ranking 3rd in the state for both Hispanic students and students with disabilities. This high-performing school spends $14,048 per student, well above the state average of $12,822 for the North Kansas City 74 district, and maintains a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 17.4.

Compared to nearby schools like Lincoln College Prep, Winnetonka High, and Guadalupe Centers High School, Park Hill South High stands out as a consistently high-performing institution serving a diverse student population from a relatively more affluent community. This combination of academic excellence, equity, and resources makes Park Hill South High an exceptional choice for families in the Riverside area.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4500 NW River Park Dr
       Riverside, MO  64150-9648


(816) 359-4120

District: Park Hill

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 352 Missouri High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,048 Help


Feeder schools for Park Hill South High:

Elementary:    English Landing Elementary
    Graden Elementary
    Hawthorn Elementary
    Line Creek Elementary
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Middle:    Lakeview Middle
    Walden Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  1,860

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.1%
African American:
11.5%
Hispanic:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.8% Help


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Compare Details Park Hill South High ranks better than 97.4% of high schools in Missouri. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Park Hill South High has the largest high school student body size in the Park Hill School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.1%), African American (11.5%), Hispanic (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Park Hill South High is 17.4. 1 high schools in the Park Hill School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Park Hill South High is $14,048. 1 high schools in the Park Hill School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Park Hill South High:

SchoolDigger ranks Park Hill South High 9th of 352 Missouri public high schools. (See Park Hill South High in the ranking list.)

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Park Hill:

SchoolDigger ranks Park Hill 51st of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Park Hill South High

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Rank History for all students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.45 50th 534 90.6%
2007 76.82 60th 538 88.8%
2008 74.18 79th 539 85.3%
2009 84.31 8th 507 98.4%
2010 85.27 4th 516 99.2%
2011 87.59 2nd 528 99.6%
2012 88.48 4th 522 99.2%
2013 84.20 10th 523 98.1%
2014 85.66 7th 521 98.7%
2015 80.25 28th 504 94.4%
2016 83.52 15th 401 96.3%
2017 81.99 44th 404 89.1%
2018 86.31 12th 468 97.4%
2019 86.27 16th 460 96.5%
2021 90.10 9th 358 97.5%
2022 88.95 9th 361 97.5%
2023 88.78 9th 352 97.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.66 29th 52 44.2%
2019 61.91 19th 59 67.8%
2021 99.56 1st 23 95.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 52.77 16th 42 61.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.94 3rd 127 97.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.40 42nd 382 89.0%
2019 60.33 88th 368 76.1%
2021 94.39 4th 255 98.4%
2022 73.87 36th 250 85.6%
2023 86.87 13th 268 95.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.55 24th 95 74.7%
2019 68.10 29th 103 71.8%
2021 96.87 1st 129 99.2%
2022 99.47 1st 111 99.1%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.16 4th 100 96.0%
2019 75.31 6th 96 93.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.57 9th 111 91.9%
2019 46.76 58th 106 45.3%
2021 92.56 4th 96 95.8%
2022 93.23 5th 105 95.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.97 33rd 84 60.7%
2019 84.30 8th 91 91.2%
2022 87.54 6th 57 89.5%
2023 93.13 3rd 64 95.3%
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Rank History for White students at Park Hill South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.31 9th 440 98.0%
2019 89.49 10th 430 97.7%
2021 91.54 8th 309 97.4%
2022 90.95 6th 310 98.1%
2023 92.72 5th 302 98.3%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Open Quote I went to school here when it opened until 2001, and loved it. I felt safe, and was in a structured learning environment. I cannot say the same for many of the other schools I attended in Missouri. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Park Hill South High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 941 50 20 25 2 n/a n/a 0 1038
2000 1223 59 30 26 1 n/a n/a 0 1339
2001 1258 61 29 25 1 n/a n/a 0 1374
2002 1308 61 38 42 3 n/a n/a 0 1452
2003 1308 61 38 42 3 n/a n/a 0 1452
2004 1299 77 43 40 3 n/a n/a 0 1462
2005 1296 101 40 47 3 n/a n/a 0 1487
2006 1339 116 43 43 4 n/a n/a 0 1545
2007 1299 131 39 52 6 n/a n/a 0 1527
2008 1331 138 39 57 3 n/a n/a 0 1568
2009 1309 122 46 71 9 n/a n/a 0 1557
2010 1262 133 38 80 8 n/a n/a 0 1521
2011 1219 111 37 135 9 6 39 0 1556
2012 1220 105 38 126 9 5 48 0 1551
2013 1221 108 42 118 8 8 47 0 1552
2014 1229 106 45 118 12 4 50 0 1564
2015 1207 112 45 112 8 10 52 0 1546
2016 1240 124 43 116 12 15 55 0 1605
2017 1247 158 46 112 10 11 55 0 1639
2018 1243 147 40 127 7 11 63 0 1638
2019 1216 157 33 156 11 11 67 0 1651
2020 1250 172 43 168 8 9 74 0 1724
2021 1265 182 51 193 12 9 91 0 1803
2022 1271 206 47 198 8 12 93 0 1835
2023 1286 214 47 192 10 11 100 0 1860

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Park Hill South High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1038 61.5 16.9 6
2000 1339 86.9 15.4 6.7
2001 1374 88.9 15.5 4.9
2002 1452 96.5 15.0 7.6
2003 1452 96.5 15.0 7.6
2004 1462 95.7 15.3 8.9
2005 1487 96.3 15.4 11.3
2006 1545 101.8 15.2 12.3
2007 1527 100.9 15.1 13
2008 1568 104.4 15.0 14.2
2009 1557 102.3 15.2 14.4
2010 1521 102.2 14.8 16.6
2011 1556 100.7 15.4 16.7
2012 1551 100.0 15.5 18.3
2013 1552 101.3 15.3 17.9
2014 1564 105.2 14.8 20.2
2015 1546 106.0 14.5 22.1
2016 1605 102.0 15.7 20.6
2017 1639 105.6 15.5 20.6
2018 1638 102.1 16.0 16.8
2019 1651 101.4 16.2 22.2
2020 1724 96.2 17.9 24.5
2021 1803 97.4 18.5 24.5
2022 1835 104.5 17.5 19.8
2023 1860 106.2 17.4 24.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Park Hill South High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 1038 61.5 16.9 6
2000 1339 86.9 15.4 6.7
2001 1374 88.9 15.5 4.9
2002 1452 96.5 15.0 7.6
2003 1452 96.5 15.0 7.6
2004 1462 95.7 15.3 8.9
2005 1487 96.3 15.4 11.3
2006 1545 101.8 15.2 12.3
2007 1527 100.9 15.1 13
2008 1568 104.4 15.0 14.2
2009 1557 102.3 15.2 14.4
2010 1521 102.2 14.8 16.6
2011 1556 100.7 15.4 16.7
2012 1551 100.0 15.5 18.3
2013 1552 101.3 15.3 17.9
2014 1564 105.2 14.8 20.2
2015 1546 106.0 14.5 22.1
2016 1605 102.0 15.7 20.6
2017 1639 105.6 15.5 20.6
2018 1638 102.1 16.0 16.8
2019 1651 101.4 16.2 22.2
2020 1724 96.2 17.9 24.5
2021 1803 97.4 18.5 24.5
2022 1835 104.5 17.5 19.8
2023 1860 106.2 17.4 24.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Park Hill South High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $133 (1.0%) $13,110 (99.0%) $13,243
2020 $151 (1.2%) $12,858 (98.8%) $13,010
2021 $344 (2.6%) $13,002 (97.4%) $13,346
2022 $469 (3.3%) $13,578 (96.7%) $14,048

Data source: Missouri Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Park Hill South High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 16th of 460 High schoolsRanks 9th of 352 High schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Park Hill South High)67.571.6
 4.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Park Hill)69.472.7
 3.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Missouri)45.341.5
 3.8%
End of Course Biology I (Park Hill South High)60.455.9
 4.5%
   End of Course Biology I (Park Hill)54.655.9
 1.3%
   End of Course Biology I (Missouri)39.238.5
 0.7%
End of Course English II (Park Hill South High)74.572.3
 2.2%
   End of Course English II (Park Hill)70.170.6
 0.5%
   End of Course English II (Missouri)5954.4
 4.6%
End of Course Algebra II (Park Hill South High)88.685
 3.6%
   End of Course Algebra II (Park Hill)9384.9
 8.1%
   End of Course Algebra II (Missouri)5051.6
 1.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students16511860
 12.7%
African American157214
 36.3%
American Indian1110
 9.1%
Asian3347
 42.4%
Hispanic156192
 23.1%
Pacific Islander1111
White12161286
 5.8%
Two or More Races67100
 49.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.2%24.8%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Park Hill South High

Yes! Park Hill South High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 9th of 352 Missouri high schools.

Students at Park Hill South High are 69% White, 12% African American, 10% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Park Hill South High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : English Landing Elementary
Elementary : Graden Elementary
Elementary : Hawthorn Elementary
Elementary : Line Creek Elementary
Elementary : Southeast Elementary
Elementary : Union Chapel Elementary
Middle : Lakeview Middle
Middle : Walden Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,860 students attended Park Hill South High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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