Rockhurst High School

9301 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114-0641
     Tel: (816)363-2036
Grades: 9 - 12 | 1100 students
Rockhurst High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young men in grades nine through twelve.
Rockhust High School serves the greater Kansas City metropolitan area by educating Ignatian leaders, “men-for-others,” in the Roman Catholic Jesuit college preparatory tradition.
In the spirit of St. Ignatius, its goal is the formation of the whole person within a diverse and disciplined environment, as one who is open to growth, strives for academic excellence, is religious, loving, and committed to justice through service.
Student achievement at Rockhurst is measured in a number of ways, of course.
Academic grades reflect the quality of course work; athletic letters, the stamina and ability of a student athlete.
Rockhurst's aim is to educate the entire person -- to shape the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development of a young man over the four years that he is a part of our community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD (no formal LD program)
Year Founded 1910

Student Body

Total Students 1100 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Rockhurst High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 98 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
Average SAT score 1915
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(shirts with collar, dress pants and shoes, belt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,550
Tuition Notes Above amount includes fees.
% on Financial Aid 34%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jack Reichmeier
Admissions Associate Tara Hall


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Choir, Drumline, Ecology Club, Flying Club, Herpetology Club, Ice Hockey, Juggling Club, NFL Speech and Debate, National Honor Society, Pastoral Council, Pep Band, Piano Club, Racquetball Club, Regis Club (Service), SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), SPA (Students for Political Action), Spirit Club, Student Government Association, Video Game Club Chess Club, Choir, Drumline, Ecology Club, Flying Club, Ice Hockey, Juggling Club, Pep Band, Piano Club, Spirit Club, Herpetology Club,
NFL Speech and Debate,
National Honor Society,
Pastoral Council,
Racquetball Club,
Regis Club (Service),
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions),
SPA (Students for Political Action),
Student Government Association,
Video Game Club,

School Notes:

Students must submit an essay as part of their application.  Also reviewed are seventh and eighth grade transcripts and standardized test scores.  Rockhurst also requires applicants to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) in January of the eighth grade year.

Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Whitefield Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cure' Of Ars Catholic School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Phoenix Montessori School (1.6 miles away)
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