C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1200 W Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Telephone
(620) 441-2010
Website

Arkansas City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
31 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
810
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,582/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Arkansas City High School Reviews

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This high school is average in most areas. Where it is below average is in the opportunities available for high achieving students (AP classes are not offered in every area; and there is little recognition or pushing for academic success.) Most of the teachers in our experience have been very good, with a few excellent standout teachers in the upper level Science classes, upper level English, and Choir. There is a lot of emphasis on athletics. However, the Choir/Theatre departments have seen a vast improvement in the past 4 years. With a few exceptions, it seems that an overall sentiment from parents and students is that being mediocre is good enough (not in athletics, but in academics and leadership).
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The school has to offer not only clubs but physical activities as well. In the clubs the school offers; Kay's, FCA, student accounts, FFA, FBL, GSA and student council. As for the physical we offer a variety of sport that the student may attend from volleyball, cross country, men's soccer, football, both men and women tennis also in the winter we offer basketballs, wrestling. Then in the spring we offer track and field, softball and baseball women's soccer. The school also offers a weight class for anyone that wants to work out after school and have an instructor helping them and telling them what they might want to do to help achieve their goal.
Throughout my time at Arkansas City High School I enjoyed the people. The population size of the school was just right. I also enjoyed the amount of classes they had to offer. I feel as if the administration would listen to the students' opinions that the school could excel academically. I wish the school had more up-to-date resources. My overall experience with Ark City High School has been reasonable.