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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Hesston High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hesston, KS. It has 260 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Hesston High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
69 responses
AP Enrollment
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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
$60,047
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$588
National
$949
Median Home Value
$142,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Pit Stop
    20%
  • The Hobb Squad
    19%
  • Homecoming activities
    14%
  • Welcome Wednesday
    8%
  • Tailgaiting
    8%
  • Spirit week
    8%
  • Being apart of Friends of Rachel
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
260
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,130
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,530/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Hesston High School Reviews

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It’s an average school. It’s very easy to graduate from. If you would consider your child/yourself intelligent or have lofty goals, don’t send them here. Unless you’re working some kind of magic, you won’t be getting into any crazy good school. Most people end up going to either community college or a state college. However, if your student is an athlete, this could be the school for them. There is a big focus on athletics and all of the teams are usually very good. Diversity is horrible. Almost everyone in the town is Caucasian, and some form of Christian. Teachers are okay at best. There are a couple of good ones in the mix, but most of them aren’t that great. Some of them have unorthodox teaching styles that simply aren’t effective at teaching students what they need to learn. The others don’t care a whole lot about what they’re teaching. However, there are some that are very good about their job and care about their students and the material they’re teaching.
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Hesston is a great community and has a great school. Almost everyone in the high school participates in some sort of extracurricular activity and does well. I would like to see the facilities get a upgraded because the wrestling room is small and the doors do not fit a wrestling mat through them. However Hesston has just gotten a new baseball field along with a team to go with it which is pretty exciting. The academics at Hesston are fantastic and I feel prepared to go to college. The teachers take the time to help and they have fun teaching. You can tell that they love to be there and they know that they are making a difference.
I love Hesston because of their amazing staff. The teachers care greatly about their students and work hard to make sure we all succeed. Going to a smaller school has created a lot of opportunity for me and my fellow students to get involved in athletics, clubs, and other student ran organizations.