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Truman High
3301 S. Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-521-5350
Fax: 816-521-5604
Principal: Pam Boatright
School Website
Truman Handbook
Truman High School Data
Start: 7:20 AM Dismiss: 2:14 PM
Truman High School opened in 1964 and serves students in grades 9-12. The school has approximately 1700 students and over 100 faculty and staff members. THS operates on a modified block schedule that includes a seminar/advisory time designed to provide additional student support. The vast curricular opportunities allow students to participate in college preparatory as well as vocational coursework. Truman High School is an A+ school which gives students the opportunity to qualify for a two-year scholarship that pays for tuition at area community colleges and public technical schools. Truman High School has also been the recipient of a state High Schools That Work grant and a federal Smaller Learning Communities grant. Both of these endeavors have helped pave the way for high school redesign. The school is rich with co- and extracurricular opportunities and has received numerous awards and recognitions for outstanding performances at the local, state and national levels.


As a school community, we will embrace the practice of rigor, relevance and relationships.
Truman High School equips students to achieve their dreams.

Van Horn High
1109 Arlington
Independence, MO 64053
Phone: 816-521-5360
Fax: 816-521-5610
Principal: Patrick Layden
School Website
Van Horn Handbook
Van Horn Activities Handbook
Van Horn Athletics Calendar
Van Horn Caring Communities
Van Horn High School Data
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William Chrisman High School
1223 N. Noland Rd.
Independence, MO 64050
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Phone: 816-521-5355
Fax: 816-521-5606
Principal: Mike Becker
School Website
William Chrisman Handbook
Wm Chrisman Caring Communities
Wm Chrisman High School Data
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The original William Chrisman was built in 1918 followed by the present building constructed in 1957. William Chrisman was a member of the first Board of Education. William Chrisman is involved in the EntrePrep Program sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation. The school participates in the Missouri A+ program. Classes meet on an eight-block, seven-period format including a built-in contact time for students. Grades are based on a six-week period. Twenty-five credits are required for graduation. A specialized academic and health program that complements the regular curriculum has been instituted at the school. Top state honors including the Missouri 4A state championship have been awarded to the school's cheerleading staff. William Chrisman was a 1999-2000 Missouri Gold Star School. The Program of Studies indicating courses offered is available in the counselors' office.
The mission of William Chrisman High School is to graduate skilled and accountable citizens who lead productive and fulfilling lives.