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Wichita Public Schools USD259
  • WICHITA, KS

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The Future Ready Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year was developed with health and safety in mind for WPS students, families and staff. We continue to work with experts, monitor public health data, learn from peers and gather input from staff and families. The current plan status can be found at the WPS Return website linked below. Learn More

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade C+
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A minus
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C
  7. Administration
    grade B+
  8. Sports
    grade A
  9. Food
    grade B minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B+

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903 S EDGEMOOR
WICHITA, KS 67218
About Wichita Public Schools USD259...

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Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
89
Students
49,323
From Wichita Public Schools USD259

Wichita Public Schools has a vision to graduate students who are ready for the future, no matter what that future holds. With close to 50,000 students, WPS educates the most students in Kansas every year at our 92 school campuses. Beginning with purposeful play in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, we encourage students to explore learning through the core subjects as well as exciting electives and special classes including art, music, library and physical education. Our elementary and middle schools expand exposure to STEAM concepts and clubs, and organized sports become available in middle school. At our high schools, students are required to participate in Career and Technical Education courses, selecting from 26 pathways that connect student interests with fields in our region so they can discover the best way for them to be future ready - for college, career and life. #WPSProud #WPSFutureReady

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Wichita Public Schools USD259 Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1180
176 responses
Average ACT
23
1,655 responses

Education Imagine Academy

Education Imagine Academy is leading the charge in virtual learning for Wichita Public Schools. An online, blended learning opportunity, EI Academy provides students a flexible learning environment where the student drives the experience from choosing classes to learning when and where they will thrive. All students receive a premium learning device and always-on internet access.

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
49,323
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.5%

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,706 / student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$52,620
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$809
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$133,400
National
$217,500

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