School Details

Seneca High School

1110 Neosho St, Seneca, MO 64865
(417) 776-3926
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 489 students 15 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

39%
49%
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41%
41%
64%
71%
71%
67%
70%
70%
60%
75%
75%
75%
59%
59%
66%
70%
70%
62%
66%
66%
48%

End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Seneca R-Vii School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Seneca High School is a public high school in Loma Linda. The principal of Seneca High School is Mrs. Tosha Fox, who can be contacted at Tfox@Seneca.K12.Mo.Us. 489 children attend Seneca High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 40% of the 489 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Seneca High School is 15:1. Wyandotte High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 75%
Native American or Native Alaskan 25% 20%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Take a walk down the halls they are overly crowded people have to fight their way down them. Now let's enter the debate classroom we see students who have spent the past three years working for seniority now we are cut back due to lack of funding. This school is built around sports I'm a student who has been in this school system since pre-school I would know.

  • (6 years ago)

    me as a student..seneca is an ok school..but they tend to be more on athletics then acdamics...and teachers there are a few that want there students to suceed but then the majority of them dont care as long as they watch the kids give them something to work about its an easy paying job for them. All of my teachers i have dont even really give me help at all there two busy doing other stuff and care to much about other things i had to switch my scheldue bacause of this and after i did my grades came all up to A's....but the school as a whole sucks....if your family has a name then the teachers and staff judge u by that..they dont care who u are they just stamp a sticker on you and judge u. 2008-2009

  • (6 years ago)

    I grew up and graduated from Seneca. At one time Seneca shcools were something to be proud of and I never thought I would say anything bad about Seneca but things have changed. We have too many hometown people working in our schools so if something is wrong it's hard to get anything done for that reason. My two oldest kids have struggled with school work and it seems like it is hard to get teachers to care unless they are new. My middle son is having trouble in a certain class and I can't get the teacher to answer me as to what I need to do to correct this. So yes they are friendly and helpful if your child doesn't need a lot of attention.

  • (8 years ago)

    Seneca HS is a relatively safe school for students to attend. Some of the teachers are excellent some are far from it. When reading assignements for HS students are 'Books on Tape' you wonder where education standards have gone. Unfortunately the principal is more interested in athletics than academics and as a result the students suffer.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Seneca high is the best school in the fourstate area. The academics are great and the test scores are even better because of the small class sizes.

  • (10 years ago)

    The Seneca School District is one of the best in the area. Although much emphasis is placed on sports the overall atmosphere is positive. The teachers care about their students and truly want them to achieve. The parent support lacks at times; however I do not believe this is much different from other districts in the area. The small-town atmosphere is not as bad as some would think; it actually gives the students the chance to become more familiar with the faculty. Seneca also is also a very safe quiet town for students to thrive. I would definitely keep my children in the district.

  • (10 years ago)

    Seneca High is a great small-town school. The teachers seem to really be concerned about the students and want them to do well. I feel my children are safe are getting a good education and have access to extracurricular activities. The school has a good music program that is beginning to be well-supported by administration and parents. High school sports is a huge thing in this town so the school tends to go overboard a bit on football. Most of the students are friendly to other students. If I could choose where my children went to school I would still choose Seneca over any district in this area.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great school with friendly teachers with a desire to teach our children.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a bad school the Principle is a control freak and the teachers dont know what the are doing. The treatment of students is largely based on what the faculty thinks of them and their family. There were over 5 students expelled this year and each of them were expelled for things that happened out of school and some even in the summer.

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