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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Heights High School is a public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 1,135 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.

Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1100
7 responses
Average ACT
22
147 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$69,270
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$946
National
$949
Median Home Value
$126,500
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Choir concerts
    30%
  • Football/Basketball games
    30%
  • Senior picture
    9%
  • Heights High School is a joke
    7%
  • Winning State titles
    7%
  • Homecoming Hall decorations
    5%
  • Orchestra
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,135
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,706/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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I loved the environment of the school! The teachers, the administrators, etc! Leaving high school jumping straight into college, I was ready! Heights is a very uprising supporting school with supporting staff.
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Heights High School has left a positive impact on me over the past four years. The school provides a safe, diverse environment with friendly teachers and staff. Each teacher I have had throughout my high school career has encouraged me to excel in all areas. They give me academic advice and connect with me to ensure a positive relationship, making me feel comfortable at school and in the classrooms. Each teacher has a unique way of teaching the students curriculum in a fun and effective way. Along with supportive teachers, Heights also has very influential administrators that do an outstanding job of encouraging school spirit while also maintaining consistent order. Mr. Padgett, the Principal at Heights High School is very involved in each student's path to success. He builds relationships with every student and allows the school environment to be fun and high spirited. Without the amazing staff at Heights, my experience would not have been as positive.
I attended Wichita Heights High School from 2015 to 2019, and it truly was the full high school experience everyone dreamed of. The administrators made sure to really take the time to get to know almost every single one of the students. The involvement with sports, and playing our rival teams, was something that everyone wanted to get involvement, specifically football season. I have met some of my life long friends attending heights high school, and I'll be grateful that they have came into my life, and watched me grow, and learn new experiences from high school. I'll never forget the times, and memories that I have created from attending Wichita Heights High School.