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Bishop Ward High School (9-12)

Bishop Ward High School

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708 N 18th St
Kansas City, KS 66102
913-371-1201 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Michelle Olson
  • Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • NO Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Bishop Ward is a Catholic, college preparatory high school serving students who want to be challenged academically and spiritually, and who have their sights set firmly on attending college.

Points of Pride

  • College Preparatory
  • Catholic
  • STEAM

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:45 am - 3:10 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: Information not shared with SMKCS
  • After Care Hours End: Information not shared with SMKCS

School Details

  • Year Established: 1908
  • Total Enrollment: 305
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • School Type: Faith-based

Tuition

  • Tuition Amount: $9,550

Our Demographics

3%

Receive Special Ed Services

70%

English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • N/A

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama + Theater

Sports Programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Football
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Softball
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs + Activities

  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics

Family Engagement

  • N/A
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

  • Application Close: March 1, 2019

How to Apply

1). Fill out the admission application and enrollment agreement.

2). Send the completed application and agreement by mail or fax.

3). Please include a copy of your most recent report card with your application.

4). Students must take the High School Placement Test to be considered for admission.

To get an application or for more information please contact Karina Martinez in the Office of Admissions at 913.371.6814 or email kmartinez@wardhigh.org.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results

English

Does not apply

Math

Does not apply

Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90

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Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Growth

English Language Arts

Floor

Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Mathematics

Floor

Why It Matters

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Student Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

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Why It Matters

The dropout rate helps tell the story of the graduation rate because it takes into account students who take more than four years to graduate or who transferred to other schools.

In 2019, the average dropout rate in Missouri was 1.9%, source.

Graduation Rate

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Why It Matters

The number of students who started at a school in 9th grade and graduate from that particular school four years later.

In 2019, the average graduation rate in Missouri was 89.64%, source.

ACT Scores

ACT Average Score

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ACT Participation Rate

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Why It Matters

The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the percentage of graduates who took the ACT and their average score. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships. Research shows that students who earn a 21 or higher have the best chance of earning grades C or higher in college.

In 2019, Missouri’s average ACT score was 20.6 and the percent of graduates who took the ACT was 76.69%, source

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