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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Jefferson County North High School is an above average, public school located in Winchester, KS. It has 134 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
302 5th Street
Winchester, KS 66097
Telephone
(913) 774-8515
Website

Jefferson County North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,586
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$526
National
$949
Median Home Value
$80,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Band trips
    27%
  • Band and choir
    20%
  • When we finally started winning football!!!:D
    13%
  • Basketball games
    7%
  • Football Games
    7%
  • Homecoming and the dance!!!_
    7%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
134
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,979
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.5%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,170/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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I'd say a majority of the students at this school are white, catholic, and athletic. But there is decent religious and political diversity. Homophobia is occasionally common but isn't a prominent bullying issue. Many students are respectful to those that are different than them. I personally haven't experience much judgement/negativity, and I'd say I'm very different from the majority. I guess it's subjective, many students here don't seem to judge you for who you are, but mostly for your character. If you're a good person, you'll fit in fairly well, that's my experience anyways.
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The Good: The very few extracurricular activities this school DOES offer are usually done very well. The school does the few sports it offers to students very well as well, football games are a personal favorite of mine. Yearbook is great, the 2014-2015 yearbook is phenomenal.

The Bad: If you want to go very far with an extracurricular activity, it'd likely be in your best interest to branch out further than just this High School in order to get the opportunities that are appropriate for you. Theater is under-funded. Choir isn't great (Not the choir itself, being in choir, our choir sounds great). There's no baseball team. Which seems to be a fairly popular issue in the area as little league baseball was pretty popular some years ago. There's been a few efforts over the past few years to get a baseball team going but none of them have been successful. JCNHS doesn't seem like they even want one, they'd rather let their baseball field become overgrown with weeds and only clear it out for Gym class towards the end of the year. Many students say the school isn't supportive of a baseball team because it'd pull students off the track team. It's debatable whether there are enough students to fill a roster, but it's still sad to think we could have some talented players at the school who are going unnoticed because the school isn't giving them that opportunity. If you want to play baseball, you'll have to drive quite a ways to play on a city or traveling team, and many students/parents aren't interested in that measly alternative.

This isn't negative towards the school or how it's run, it's just my criticism.
First of all, due to the school being below regulation and older than my parents, this school is very unsafe in the event of an extreme code-black situation (school shootings, stuff like that). But the school basically depends on the notion that the school would never get into that situation, which has been effective so far, but regardless, doesn't work 100%.Bullying isn't a huge issue unless you're an outcast, in that case you might get the occasional namecalling but no real physcial bullying or violence takes place. No school nurse, if you're badly hurt you'll likely have to wait for someone to make it to the school, not exactly sure how it works.

At no point have I ever felt threatened at the school, but if something bad were to happen the school doesn't have much defensive measures against said incidents.