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Lutheran High School of Kansas City (9-12)

Lutheran High School of Kansas City

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12411 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145
816-241-5478 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Cary Stelmachowicz
  • Tuition
  • Availability for 2021-2022
  • NO Transportation provided
  • Before and After-Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

The Lutheran High School of Kansas City provides a Christ-centered environment preparing lives for today, tomorrow and eternity.

Renowned for its distinctive Lutheran Christian values, superior academics and positive atmosphere, Lutheran High School of Kansas City will be the preferred choice for those seeking a comprehensive Christian high school experience.

Points of Pride

  • We are proud of our Christ-centered curriculum and staff. We offer a creative curriculum for student success which includes online, traditional, and blended leaning opportunities.
  • We are proud of a student population motivated to challenge itself in the classroom, in the community, and in their local churches. 95% of graduates move on to higher learning.
  • We boast a student body fully engaged (90%) in a variety of co-curricular activities including sports, the arts, and clubs.

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:45 am - 3:00 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: Information not shared with SMKCS
  • After Care Hours End: 5:00 pm

School Details

  • Year Established: 1980
  • Total Enrollment: 110
  • Affiliation: KCPS-Neighborhood
  • Religious Affiliation: Lutheran
  • School Type: Faith-based

Tuition

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Our Demographics

5%

Receive Special Ed Services

8%

English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • College Prep
  • Religious

Arts Programs

  • Drama + Theater
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs + Activities

  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
  • Speech + Debate
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

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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: May 15, 2019
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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results

English

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Math

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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

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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Parent Perspective

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Jeff and Angie Mundt, Lutheran High Parents

Choosing Lutheran High School of Kansas City was not a difficult decision. My husband and I knew we wanted a Christian education for our children, even before we became parents. Lutheran High School offered not only a solid education, but the Christ-centered environment we desired.

We now have three children attending Lutheran High. As a senior and a freshman, our biological daughters are enjoying the only year they will share in high school together. Thanks to Lutheran High, our family was given the opportunity to host an international student. Our beautiful Japanese daughter is a sophomore. Each girl is having a wonderful experience at Lutheran High. Not only are they receiving a top notch, personalized education, but the opportunities for involvement outside the classroom are incredible. In addition to successful athletic teams, academic experiences, and music programs, Lutheran High offers a variety of special interest opportunities, including, robotics, shop, digital photography, and computer coding. Because students can participate in multiple extracurricular activities, they build tremendous time management, communication, and leadership skills.

We were confident that our children would have a great experience at Lutheran High. However, there have been some surprising benefits that have blessed our family beyond expectation. First, we are incredibly grateful for friendships made with other families. They have offered unconditional love and support. Secondly, we have been impressed by the faculty and staff. One would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated group of educators. When attending our first high school parent-teacher conferences three years ago, we were comforted to learn how well the staff knew our child. Heading into the conferences, we were not sure what to expect. As a teacher myself, it is always strange to sit on the other side of the conference table. I vividly remember leaving that evening, feeling confident that our child was cared for. It was comforting to hear teachers talk about our student, not from a written report or list of grades, but from classroom experiences and observations. After only a short time, they knew her well! It brings me great comfort to know my children are not just names on a roster, but valued members of the student body.

Though there is much more we could say about our school, it comes down to this: We are thankful for Lutheran High. Our children are being well prepared for today, tomorrow, and eternity.

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