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Derby Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Derby, KS. It has 7,229 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
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Derby Unified School District Reviews
In my four and a half years and counting of attending school in this district, I've been very pleased. Derby has been very welcoming to new students. The teachers are very helpful and are great at what they do. Both the middle school and high school offer a wide range of classes to take for students to explore their interests. I've never felt unsafe at school either, for there's always an officer on duty, and security cameras moniter everywhere on school grounds. Derby's graduation class seems to grow by hundreds every year. This means that there's a lot of people I have yet to meet or will never see in my life. The large amount of students attending Derby can be a problem sometimes. Staff cannot moniter over 1,000 students all at once, and they obviously cannot monitor the bathrooms. Simply put; there is never a dull moment at Derby.
The teachers have a real passion for helping their students learn and the AP program is flourishing, but I would like to see better recognition of academic accomplishments. Sports often overshadow academics in praise.
I like that this school district is very professional and treats students with care. I would like to see more diversity throughout the school as it grows. This school has prepared me for college in a way that I believe other school districts would not have been able to. One of the things I like least about it, is that it favors its student athletes over students who are involved in other things, like band.