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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Holton High School is an above average, public school located in Holton, KS. It has 317 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.

Holton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
55 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$44,783
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$564
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Football games
    25%
  • School Dances
    15%
  • Wrestling tournaments are always fun.
    15%
  • Club Events/Meetings
    10%
  • Pep Rallies
    10%
  • Powderpuff Football
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
317
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,725
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,760/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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I loved how my sports teams really became my families. Those people were there for me no matter what I was going through and they were the ones I went through the hardest things with, on and off the court/field. Some of the teachers also made a huge impact on my education by the way that they were invested in me and wanted to make sure that I was able to succeed. One thing I did not like about Holton High School was the limitations of what we could be creative about. We were not able to express ourselves very well and many times we were not able to do things that were very school appropiate, but were for some reason not allowed.
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Making every individual student try to fit in a one box fits all. Favors students that are good at filling out standardized tests over students that could have the ability to think creatively and innovatively. Prioritizes math and science over every other class- math and science are important but not any more than band, history, business, or art. Teachers prioritize "gifted" students in high school, that were determined "more advanced" than other children in grade school and are act as if the other students are "average" and shouldn't be treated the same as the advanced. Teachers are underpaid and short change students. Teachers teach the same thing the same way to multiple students, but not all students are the same. Each student has different hopes and dreams, and should be treated as such.
I'm not going to say that Holton's the worst school but it's definitely not great. The diversity of Holton is pretty narrow, it mainly consists of ignorant, white Christians. This year the laptops were loaded with this bs program called Securly. You cannot access a lot of sites and your Google searches come up with the least relevant results. I'm not even talking about accessing inappropriate sites, just regular sites for research are often restricted for whatever stupid reason. The teachers are generally pleasant, but some are pretty incompetent, and odd imo. Spanish is the only language course available so that's pretty discouraging to kids who want to take a different language. The food's run of the mill, plus the portions are not near enough to fill anyone up. Overall I'd recommend not going to Holton High but if you must it's a tolerable environment.