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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  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
    C+
Derby High School is an above average, public school located in Derby, KS. It has 1,911 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.

Derby High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1260
20 responses
Average ACT
25
267 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$70,678
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Median Home Value
$155,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Football games
    29%
  • Pep Rallies
    20%
  • Basketball Games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Baseball Games
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • The Olympics
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,911
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,355
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,387/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Derby High School Reviews

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The Derby community is one of the best places to live. It is a true family environment, and the atmosphere is no different at Derby High School. The school may be big, but the teachers are great! Teachers strive to help students with growth in and out of the classroom. Students work hard in the class rooms, and in what ever sport they play. Derby High School students are very determined to reach high academic and athletic standards. My favorite part of the High School is with the amount of kids that go there, you get to meet new people every day. The community is there for every player and sport. We are one big family.
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The 2018-2019 school year was my first year attending Derby High School. In the blink of an eye, the school year was already over and it's hard to believe that I am a sophomore now! I had a few teachers that caused a few patches in the road, but overall, the handful of amazing teachers at Derby positively changed my experience at DHS. With the teachers that I was fortunate enough to have, my learning experience was enriched and my freshman year was both seamless and enjoyable. All of the students at DHS have incredible pride for their school (including me!) and we love to boast our school colors: black, white, and green on Friday football nights!
I absolutely love being at school and experiencing what it has to offer. There are so many amazing teachers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with those who are willing to listen, which truly helps learning. The overall staff at Derby is so caring and hardworking, and you get a sense of pride from them. My teachers work hard to engage us students and teach in a way that is actually beneficial. There is something for everyone to feel included in (classes/ clubs) and if not Derby allows for growth and new ideas, there’s almost always something going on. It’s a place that makes you feel proud to be from.