• Park Hill South High School9

    Riverside, MO | Platte County

    February 19, 2015


    Our experience at PHS has been awful. Though my kids earn great grades and have been involved, our move here has resulted in sharp declines in grades and attitudes. In attempting to work with the school on these issues, we have been treated very poorly. The counselor was rude and incompetent, failing to follow up repeatedly. Attempting to reach a principle proves challenging. Here, their policies are more important than students and parents. We're looking for ways out of here.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 5, 2014


    I currently attend park hill south and I absolutely hate it. Most of students are very rich who go there and they sure do show it off. I've heard a lot from other students taking about doing drugs and partying. It's not a good school. Also some of the staff members are very rude.

    July 1, 2012


    Park Hill South is quite possibly the best high school in the kc mo area. I went to a different school as a freshman and started at south as a sophomore and just graduated this spring. I can honestly say that the academic standards at this school are excellent; the teachers are great and really want to help you learn, and there is plenty of opportunity to get help if you need it. I was also fortunate enoughto be part of the music department in both band and choir, and they were absolutely phenomenal. Honestly: South's Symphonic Band is one of if not the best high school bands in Missouri.

    Submitted by a student

    April 7, 2011


    this is an excellent, well funded school. which makes a HUGE difference in the level of education. I'm so impressed with this school as well as the fact that it is a respected school in our community.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 23, 2011


    i went to this school last year and i hated it! i needed some extra tutoring or a class to help me out since i was so far behind. the counselor told me they had no classes like that for me because i was not a freshman. i felt very out of place there and the other students could be very harsh. i felt like the teachers were not interested in me because my level was not where all the other students in my class was. if your a student coming to the school in the middle of a year it may be hard on you as for me.

    Submitted by a student

    December 7, 2010


    I am a freshmen at this school, I am average person, not rich or poor, and this is a great school, The Freshmen Mentoring Program is a great tool for aiding freshmen such as myself, the teachers are attentive, interactive, and, assisting to all of their students. Cliques are no worse than friends talking in the hallways. Upper class men don't i repeat DON'T harass lower class men. Race issues are limited to what I have seen so far. Some fights have broken out but nothing on even a monthly basis.

    Submitted by a student

    December 1, 2010


    I think this is the BEST school my child has been to. I see nothing but care and concern for the kids here. There is a lot of pride at this school too. I will struggle to keep my child in this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 29, 2010


    My kid loves it there, and I love the school also!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 29, 2010


    I was a student at PHS, and I loved it. I was a freshman. I say, that' the best school ever. I'm mad I have to move. PHS ATW!!!!!!

    Submitted by a student

    November 12, 2008


    I'm a sophomore at South and I love it. Yeah, there are cliques, but there are cliques everywhere. The school may not provide tutoring for families with less money than average, but there are other places. Teachers here are amazing about letting kids come in before or after school or during tutorial. The classes are a challenge, the extracurriculars are fun, and if you want to be left out, you have to make a grand attempt. Go Panthers! :]

    Submitted by a student

    April 3, 2008


    Park Hill South is an excellent school where the faculty and student body are both great. Compared to our rival school, the faculty and teachers are more up to par at South than they are at Park Hill, especially in the areas of Language Arts and Math. When I came to South at the end of my freshman year, I couldn't believe the differences the two high schools had. I am very thankful that I switched schools and would recommend this school as a true representation of the the calibre that the Park Hill District has made for itself.

    Submitted by a student

    April 1, 2008


    I believe the school provides a good enviroment for the students and ample opportunity for us to learn and grow as individuals, but the administration and teachers need to get on the same track. Meaning even the teachers have expressed issues with choices that the admistration as made and for the students to hear that is never good. I am not saying that the teachers should stop expressing their opionons; I'm saying the administration should start listening to them. Also i think that the leaders of the school are WAY to concerned with being 'politically correct' and this henders the students chance of having a good experience at South. II understand its neccesary to be cautious as an administrator about the things you allow but I also think that Souths students shouldn't be pushed to be 'politically correct' themselves. We are all different and ALL should be encouraged to show that.

    Submitted by a student

    April 1, 2008


    As a senior, I love this school because it is unique. I have traveled around and I have even been to Park Hill High and I will say that PHS is so much better!

    Submitted by a student

    October 15, 2007


    We have found PHS to be a superb school. Our student has academic and behavioral challenges, and the faculty/staff/administration have been wonderful in dealing with him...and with us. They won't stop offering options for him (tutoring, learning labs, etc.) until he passes and succeeds. We are a middle-income family and have found little racism, elitism or snobbism. We've been military and have moved frequently. This has been the best experience for our son so far.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 12, 2007


    Seems like a great school from the parents point of view! I plan on being there next year...I hope that the good works comtinue!

    Submitted by a student

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