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St. Pius X High School (9-12)

St. Pius X High School

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1500 NE 42nd Terr
Kansas City, MO 64116
816-453-3450 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Joseph Monachino, Principal Missy Little, Advancement Coordinator
  • Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • NO Transportation provided
  • No Before or After Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

St Pius High School, with its roots in the Catholic Parish, is a co-educational school, which educates young people to their full academic potential and enhances their growth of Catholic values and principles to serve the Church and community. Through a diverse and challenging curriculum, as well as an environment commanding excellence, St Pius High School strives to instill in every student an attitude of lifelong learning in the development of their spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical gifts.


St. Pius X High School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory high school North of the River in Kansas City, Missouri. St. Pius X is a place where students and faculty actively work to find solutions through excellent classroom instruction and interaction. Within a value-centered environment, there are high expectations for student behavior. Respectfulness and student achievement are the norm.

Points of Pride

  • We offer a College Prep Curriculum with a variety of classes including Honors, Advanced Placement and College Credit Courses. 50% of our students score 4.5 pts. or more above the national average on the ACT. 98% of our Graduates advance to college.
  • Small class sizes promoting high expectations for student behavior and achievement. Parents play an active role in the education of their children.
  • With the addition of a new Athletic Complex students have over 35 athletic and extra-curricular options.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:50 am - 2:42 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
  • After Care Hours End: No After Care available

School Details

  • Year Established: 1956
  • Total Enrollment: 334
  • Affiliation: Faith-based
  • Religious Affiliation: Catholic
  • School Type: Faith-based


  • Tuition Amount: $9,200.00

Our Demographics


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English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • College Prep
  • Religious

Arts Programs

  • Choir
  • Drama + Theater
  • Drawing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

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

Clubs + Activities

  • Debate
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Counseling
  • Robotics
  • SADD
  • Speech + Debate
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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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 Open: November 1, 2019
  • Application Close: August 1, 2020

How to Apply

Please visit https://spxkc.org/freshmanenrollment to learn about the admissions and enrollment process. If you have questions about the process always know that you can call their Admissions Office at 453-3450, ext. 116. They offer open enrollment throughout the year. However, if a family wishes to apply for Financial Aid the deadline is December 16, 2019.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results


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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


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).



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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Parent Perspective

“We believe that St. Pius X High
School is one of the best kept
secrets in Kansas City. The faculty
and staff do a wonderful job of
challenging students academically
and at the same time teaching
the importance of community.
We were confident that both
our children were academically
and spiritually prepared for the
challenges they would face in
Joseph graduated in 2015 and is
a senior engineering student at Texas A&M and participates in Air Force ROTC. Caroline
graduated in 2017 and is a 2nd year student in the UMKC School of Medicine.
Gina and I appreciate that Catholic values permeate every aspect of school life; morning prayer, Mass, religion
class, service projects, retreats and prayer groups. It is an education for the WHOLE person.”

Casey Ramsey & Dr. Gina Lawson

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