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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Atchison High School is a public school located in Atchison, KS. It has 429 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
1500 W. Riley St
Atchison, KS 66002
Telephone
(913) 367-4162
Website

Atchison High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
57 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,696
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$576
National
$949
Median Home Value
$84,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
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  • Spring fling
    80%
  • Homecoming
    20%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
429
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$36,719
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.1%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,441/ year
National
$12,239
30%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Atchison high is a very decent school for where its located. I've had very good outcomes with all of my teachers I had while I attended Atchison high. However, I can not say that every other past and current students can say the same. Atchison high focuses a lot on sports programs, but ignores their fine arts department. One thing I can say, is that Atchison high does a great job of incorporating technology in classrooms. Very four years the school invest in new iPads for their students to use throughout their four years to enhance their academic success as well as prepared them for a world that relys heavily on technology. Yes, Atchison high does have it faults, but overall it's a very decent school.
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Of course it was high school, and high school kind of sucks no matter what. One thing I can boast about my school is that around halfway through my years there, the entire arts program skyrocketed, especially the performing arts. There are plenty of decent teachers in the district, and a couple of truly exceptional ones as well. The AfterProm was also a lot of fun. I do still wish that Home Economics and Personal Finance were required classes. Those are the ones I most wish I had taken, looking back.
Atchison High School is a welcoming and diverse school but does not have the funds to offer a variety of enrichment classes. Every required class is taught in the building, but there is no opportunity for a foreign language class other than Spanish. The staff of Atchison High is a caring mixture of adults that truly think about the student as an individual. I've had a wonderful experience at Atchison High School.