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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Shawnee Mission School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Shawnee Mission, KS. It has 27,590 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Shawnee Mission School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1280
350 responses
Average ACT
27
1,892 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
27,590
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,069/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$55,096
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,383
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,307
National
$184,700

Shawnee Mission School District Reviews

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When I was at Shawnee Mission North, I had a good four years of high school. I was happy that there was still a music and art program, even if it seemed as if sports took so much more of an importance there (which it did). Some administrators were not great though - when a group of students tried to lead a walkout raising awareness for school shootings, the administration promptly swept in and sensored all of the speeches they were going to give, forcing the students to review it with them first - a clear violation of the freedom of speech. When students chose to stay outside and protest instead of going back inside, some administrators were yelling at the students, telling them to get inside. This was just during my four years there. Now the district has introduced a three-year plan for teachers' pay that is absolutely unfair to the teachers - they would have no say in their job or wages whatsoever.
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At Shawnee Mission South, all are one and one are all. In a school placed in central Johnson County, we represent a wide range of diversity in socioeconomic background, race, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. I firmly believe that Shawnee Mission South is a leader in changing the stereotypes of those different from the majority, in our wide acceptance of those who may seem different to us. As a student body, we are one singularity that is made up of many different parts and comes together to celebrate a common goal. We come together to mourn the loss of a student, we shake stadiums for our athletic teams, and we put our all into everything that we do, from sports and theatre to academics and college readiness. Teachers and administrators that truly care about their students' success will work tirelessly to ensure that our education is second to none, reaffirming that there is Nothing Greater than a Raider.
They need to have more control overall! Seems that they are too afraid of getting sued, the schools and teachers are managed by the parents. If the parents want to have control they can do home school, but if they want their kids to go to school, they need to let the teachers take care of the kids. They are too concern about hurt the kid's feelings and they are not preparing them for real life, life is thought, competitive, and they are not teaching that,