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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 2,358 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 30% in reading.

East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
30%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1260
72 responses
Average ACT
25
357 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$26,114
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$699
National
$949
Median Home Value
$62,659
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
  • Pep rallies
    18%
  • Multicultural Assembly
    15%
  • Big Do (Club Showcase)
    15%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Theatre
    10%
  • All sporting events
    8%
  • Mr. Ace
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,358
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,706/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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East High School is a great high school and I have thoroughly enjoyed my four years studying here. Not only is it a great school for academics, but there are other departments to discover and enjoy as well. I was involved with sports and also music at this school. When you become an East High student you have automatically bonded yourself into the family. It is the culture at this school. There is great diversity here and it is easy to get involved as there are many clubs and organizations to join. It sets you up for the future too, whether that is going to college or going straight into the workforce. There are many college class options as well as STEM classes that prepare you with necessary skills to work. I had a great time here. Once an ace, always an ace!
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East High is a beautiful school.
Their music program is fantastic. Choir, orchestra, and band are all amazing. Their arts program is all around impressive. They have a variety of arts from theater, digital media, and ceramics. It's a great school for art! The education at East is also noteworthy. They have dual credit classes with colleges, and the staff cares so much for their students. It is a fantastic school to be prepped for college. Downside is the safety, but I'm sure that's improved since I graduated.
Our son is a Senior in the IB program at East. Over the past three years he has been involved in music and drama in addition to being in challenging courses. East is the definition of an urban school with students from a myriad of backgrounds. The cultural diversity creates a unique environment not found at any other HS in Wichita. There are a variety of clubs, student organizations, and opportunities for student involvement.
This year has been different with COVID-19 necessitating changes in the learning model, but I feel his teachers have risen to the challenge.
Anytime I’ve had questions or concerns that I have take to an administrator, I have gotten prompt and thorough replies.
I feel once my son graduates he will be more than well equipped for the challenges of college and beyond.