School Details

Staley High School

2800 NE Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64156
(816) 413-4100

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1347 students 17 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • North Kansas City 74 School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Staley High School is a public high school in Kansas City. The principal of Staley High School is Mr. Clark Mershon, whose e-mail is Cmershon@Nkcsd.K12.Mo.Us. 1,347 students go to Staley High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 17% of the 1,347 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Staley High School is 17:1. Northwest Reg. Youth Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 13%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers at Staley are really cool. They work with you and get to know you on a personal level. This year they started Falcon hour which is like an hour for lunch where you can go get help in a class personally I think it's a big flop! I really don't care for it but I must say the have found a schedule that works! The sports are good. I really enjoy the football! They just need to figure out the kinks that they still have but will get their someday! Over all I like the students we're like a family!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently in my second year of going to Staley and I love it here! The teachers are amazing. I love to go to football games because everyone has AMAZING school spirit (it also helps that we win a lot) The Gifted/Talented Program is really great as well we even has a special counselor who helps you get on the right path to college. The campus is beautiful and the layout actually makes sense. Staley offers a ton of electives for just about every interest and we have tons of fun clubs. Once every three weeks we have two days out of the week where we go to "Direct Intervention" and it is a good time to make up tests or get extra help. Staley offers plenty of AP Challenge and College classes so it is very well equipped for the student who wants to challenge themselves. Staley also has great performing arts teachers they are all fun to work with and they push you to be your best. The orchestra is phenomenal the marching band is spectacular the choir is amazing and theater is wonderful. The cheerleaders dancers ("emeralds" & "diamonds") and band all perform at home football games and they are FANTASTIC! All together Staley is a well-rounded fun and student-friendly school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great High School and Superb Leadership. Love the location---Maple Woods Pkwy need to be made into 4 lanes!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Staley and I'd say my experience was mixed but I believe the school is headed in the right direction. The administration's micro-managing tendencies have been keeping the students and teachers from really shining because the handpicked teachers are really outstanding. There were a lot of restrictions that kept the kind of out of the box ideas that good teachers come up with from taking root. This is one of the best schools for budding athletes in the Kansas City Area. The coaches were hand picked and the school immediately established itself on the field court and mat in it's first two years. I would fully recommend this school to people looking to move to the area. It fully prepared me for college and the life ahead.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fully focused on athletics. Strong teachers selected to open new school. Adminsitration is poor at best. Does not return phone calls to parents in a timely manner or never. Cannot seem to keep student records accurate. Counselors do not follow-up timely with requests nor provide colleges iwth materials needed for students applying to these schools. Overall a huge dissapointment for the communicty

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school for athletes. Poorly lead and administered though.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm in my second year of school here at Staley and I have to say that it's wonderful!!! The teachers are awesome and actually treat you as an adult and there are a ton of extra-curriculars and clubs are popping up all of the time! And don't get me started on the school itself- its beautiful!

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing school! Love the teachers and staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers great students great schools.

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