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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Paola Unified School District is a public school district located in Paola, KS. It has 1,963 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

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  • Middle
  • High

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High Schools in Paola Unified School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
153 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,963
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,133
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$17,399/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    74%
  • Support Services
    23%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,270
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,800
National
$184,700

Paola Unified School District Reviews

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Paola is a great school district and has left a huge impact on me. I think the best thing about being able to say I went to Paola, is that everyone around knows how great of a school district it is. Education and athletics always persevere and are only getting better and stronger. Everyone is very supportive and even during the coronavirus, we are all connected.
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Paola United School District is a small yet including school district. All of the schools work together to do the best for the students. Although this school district is good, i think there needs to be more class choices in the high school.
The things I like about Paola is that the people are overall just amazing and the teaching methods the teachers have for the students are very helpful. I would like to see some of the rules change, with the dances and outside dates but that is honestly the only thing.