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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,139 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.
Address
5301 N Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219
Telephone
(316) 973-1400
Website
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Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1020
6 responses
Average ACT
22
129 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,841
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$780
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,900
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
1,139
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,363
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
$13,808/ 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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Heights Highschool is a great school to attend with great teachers and administration. For the most part, everyone is very nice and cares about your education. Cheering on our teams is probably the greatest past time here at Heights as we have a lot of team spirit. Go Falcons!
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Heights is an amazing school that has many amazing teachers. Every member of staff is positive, and honestly cares for every single student in the building. It is a very positive environment that sets you up for the rest of your life. Heights contains a very diverse list of programs that you have the choice to choose from in order to prepare for any degree imaginable. The choir program at this school is amazing, and will be the highlight of your high school life. Whether you have musical talent, or not, they will accept you with open arms and allow you to grow. After school tutoring and the homework hotlines will assist you with any questions that you have as well.
I loved the diversity. There are so many different types of people at heights and you are bound to find a group of people that are just like you. No one is alone at Heights. At the school I went to before, I felt like I didn’t fit in anywhere. Most teachers that I had at Heights were supportive and wanted to challenge me and see me succeed. If there were anything I’d like to see change, I would want more elective classes that help with future careers. Maybe some classes that help you figure out if you’re making the right career choice before going to college for it.