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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  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 49,885 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 23% in reading.

Wichita Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
23%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1180
158 responses
Average ACT
23
1,535 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
49,885
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.5%

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
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,867
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,600
National
$184,700

Wichita Unified School District Reviews

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I was impressed with the diversity of the students and the teaching staff. I had more opportunities for clubs, leadership, arts, and sports than I had time to take on. I have been blessed to be a student at Wichita West High School! I've had THE BEST TEACHERS who have advanced degrees in their specific academic area. I'm an average student but I got to go to a school that supports ALL students, not just the wealthy or 4.0 students! I went K-8 at a private school so I know the difference in private and public schools. Private schools cater to students who are super smart or who have wealthy parents. The moment I stepped into Wichita West I was greeted with the friendliest group of students I'd ever met. I immediately was welcomed into clubs and volunteering with Wichita West. I've been so blessed to be a Pioneer and I am proud to be a graduate (in two months) of Wichita West High School!
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I loved Wichita Unified School District. I attended schools in this district as I was growing up and always felt like there was strong community support. In elementary school, the school district was always supportive of activites and shows that we would put on. In middle school, my orchestra had many oppurtunities to enter competitions and excel. In high school I participated in debate and felt like my success was celebrated and the program was supported. I would recommend Wichita Unified School District to anyone looking for a great educational experience.
Until this year, with the remote learning, I have 100% supported my school district. Everything is great!