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About This School

Turner High School is a public high school in Kansas City. 1,290 students attend Turner High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 63% of the 1,290 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Turner High School is 19:1. J C Harmon High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 51% 56%
Hispanic 31% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 64%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My school is not classified appropriately. I think Turner school district is great. People often give my school a bad review and say we are behind other area schools in our curriculum. I wouldn't know for sure since my kids have gone to Turner since Kindergarten. What I can tell you is the teachers are good responsive and care. No matter where you go to school it takes three to be successful. It takes the teacher parents and student.

  • (10 months ago)

    i love this school the teachers trully care everyone is really nice and mr. maure which is the auto tech teacher he truly cares about his students

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is a social landfill. They did not prepare my two high graduates for college or to look into options other than continuing education. My son is struggling in college and the only reason he got in to college if because he is an athelete and gets along with most anyone. There is an excellent teacher named Dave King who can get children to the point which they need to be at because he is an excellent math teacher and he understands that anyone learn math though repetition of building up on a foundation. But some of the other teachers lower the math to the child which is a lost cause they were only at Turrner High School until they got accepted in their own community as a teacher.

  • (1 year ago)

    They teachers at this school do a fairly good job. But the environment at the school is In a lack of term HORRIBLE. I not only have been victim of but have seen bullying many time through out each and every school day. And to make thing worse I have seen it happen in front of Administrators and Teachers and all they did was look towards the "bully" with a face of disapproval and then went on as nothing happen. So unless you won't your child to be in a hostel school environment I do not recommend going to Turner High School

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from Turner last year and I am now going to the University of Kansas. Turner's administration is horrible. They are the reason I gave it 3/5 stars. The majority of the teachers truly care for their students and their well being. They go above and beyond to to what is best for them. But as I said the administration seems to be a faction set up to oppose good teaching and focus on all the wrong things. Also for the people who say no one from Turner will succeed my GPA for my first year at a major university is 3.6. So please keep the comments about succeeding and failing to yourself.

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to/have gone to turner for a while and i can honestly say that it is the best school districts ever. The teachers care about the students but are also not afraid to send them to the office etc if they deserve it. I love turner!! a lot of school now days have basically a no fun allowed to learn policy but turner slips fun in with learning and encourages students to be the best that they can be... Also theres not a lot of bullies or fights. If there is ever a fitht it gets cleared within 30 seconds at the most!

  • (6 years ago)

    Turner is a good district for students that want to succeed and parents that want to see their children a graduate of the 08 year i will say that Turner has helped me a lot in lending steps to my future...some teachers are set in the past and are a little judgemental but the school is only going to be what students/parents make it...Turner needs to focus more on students than pressing these test scores on us...these assessments are over-rated...perfection is impossible...many students simply don't go to school because of all the testing...i could care less about band or sports...but the teachers treat students with the same respect that students give to them...I believe the biggest problem in any school is the parents...parents have loss control of their are raising themselves and its time for parents to step back in their roles as parents and raise these kids...

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an alumni of Turner High School. I am very proud of the education and guidance I received at Turner and as a community member I continue to see improvements in facilities technology teaching staff and communication within the district. Although every district has room for improvement I feel like Turner takes those opportunities for improvement seriously. Now I have a bachelors degree and a professional degree and I am happy to call Turner home. If I ever have children I will be glad to send them to Turner.

  • (7 years ago)

    Turner High School need to improve on their teaching skills. The truth is that it seem as if the teachers do not care. The safety is another problem. This is not a safe place. I cannot wait to get my child out of there.

  • (7 years ago)

    Turner High School is a wonderful school and the only one that I would consider sending my children too. The teachers actually care about their students and the class sizes are relatively small compared to other schools in the Kansas City Metro area. The athletic programs are amazing and continuing to amaze me with every game. Turner has a wonderful music program that as stated has been invited to play at the Orange Bowl in FL. How many schools do you know that can say that? There are many different programs that your children can get involved in including tutoring at the middle school and various others. As far as Bilingual this school offers one of the best programs in the state as far as I am concerned. The community is also extremely caring about this school and the entire district. Parents are encouraged to get involved as much as possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    There has been a lot of dilemmas here at Turner High School. Turner has in the previous years failed to really drive the students in caring about their grades and the Kansas Math Assessment. The 2005 school year turner however had a dramatic improvement in their math test scores. You could just see it in the new principal's eye that she would not take any less than your very best. The 2006 school year we hired new teachers! That goes to show you that Turner really is trying. The band recently was asked to play in the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida. The music program is colossal. Turner has had its predicaments in the past Turner is dramatically improving each year.

  • (7 years ago)

    All you people that think turner is a bad school your wrong. Turner is the best school. I have ever been to and ive been to quite a few. Ya some of the students don't care but most of them do. All our teachers care about us and they want to see us succeed. I also know for a fact that almost all the students go to college because my sister and all of her class went to college. Our alhletics are awsome. We won State in wrestling in 2004 and runner up in 2005 and 6th in 2006. Our football team made it to the first round of the state playoffs last year and were going to even further this year. Now don't talk about a community that loves there school and not even know about it.

  • (7 years ago)

    Turner High School Administration is working extremely hard to turn the school around. There have been issues with test scores in the past. The current administration is implementing new processes to improve student learning. The students at this school just don't care. If the students took a personal initiative on their learning - test scores would be higher. The emphasis from parents to push their students has been lost in the recent years. Turner has a good school district.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not worth going this school is going down hill no one here will make it to college smart or not. The school is not smart. The teachers don't help at all the district is going down hill.

  • (9 years ago)

    Turner does not have a gang problem! The biggest problem as I saw it was that the faculty besides a few good teachers didnt seem to care whether the kids learned or not. A counselor didnt even schedule me in all the classes I needed to graduate my senior year!I had talked to them several times about my transcript but they didnt notice this fatal error until the first semester was almost over.

  • (9 years ago)

    Recently here at Turner High School the district has made several attempts to increase Math scores on assessments tests only to harsh failure. The district has gone hill ever since they have started letting in kids that have been expelled from other school districts. I would not recommend sending your child to this school district. The level of gang activity increases with each school year.

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