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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wichita Unified School District is a public school district located in Wichita, KS. It has 50,098 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
About Wichita Unified School District...
Address
201 N Water
Wichita, KS 67202
Telephone
(316) 973-4000
Website

Wichita Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1180
130 responses
Average ACT
23
1,284 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
50,098
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,363
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$617,744,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,808/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%

Wichita Unified School District Reviews

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There are various things that I like about the district of Wichita that I live. One such thing would be the diversity throughout most of the schools the school district. For example, most of the inner city schools are not just mainly one race but a variety of races that have different cultures and traditions. Another attribute that i consider is great is the culture which in turn make the schools a more inclusive environment for everyone. Although, there are some things that I would change as well. One such thing would be making changes in our own administration such as giving students a voice in what really goes on in our schools since we are the ones that are mainly affected by the administrations decisions.
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The school district as a whole is great! I learned so many things from the amazing teachers they hired. The parent involvement isn’t really as much as it should be, and the food could be a lot better. The education portion itself is what gave this review four stars. There is amazing staff at Wichita District USD 259
USD259 is a very diverse district and provides students with many experiences and opportunities. The best part about being in a public school is that you attend with very large amounts of people and have various teachers that can help you. The downside of being in a big school is you are recognized as a number and the parent involvement isn't as high as others, we get our funding from various clubs so the parents feel like it is under control. For the future of my school and school district I would want to see more parent involvement, more test teachers have to take, although they are incredibly smart, i would like to see them demonstrate a little better.