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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Kingfisher High School is an above average, public school located in Kingfisher, OK. It has 428 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Kingfisher High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
5 responses
Average ACT
23
89 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$52,135
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
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 22 responses
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  • Sporting events
    27%
  • FFA
    18%
  • Student Council
    18%
  • Band
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Newspaper
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
428
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,751
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$11,158/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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What I loved the most about Kingfisher High School are the teachers. The problems occur in that KHS does have some phenomenal teachers, but that is outweighed by the surplus of coach-turned-teachers who are not held to many standards in teaching. There were many classes where the teacher did not assign much of anything, let alone teach anything, while the teachers who work hard and teach well are overworked.
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Kingfisher seemed great while I attended, but applied and left for a much better school where I learned firsthand how much kingfisher lacked in terms of teaching. Most kids came from schools with pre-AP course and plenty of AP course offerings, while Kingfisher's AP course selections are limited to Calc AB and the two English courses. Likewise, there were a few classes where I literally sat and played on my phone, along with my peers, while the teacher also did whatever; e.g. Coach Hill's Physical Science Course. The true value of Kingfisher High School lies in single faculty members, who truly act as a amazing influence and also go above and beyond in their instruction, e.g. AJ Johnson, TJ Harris, Mrs. Clarke, Mrs. Hubbard. Some teachers realize their classes are not traditional classes, and have a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to student self-teaching which enhances certain class experiences, e.g. Mrs. Sinclair's Tech. Ed, Mrs. Nault's Fund. of Technology (aka how to waste a school year on Microsoft programs). The administration was ok, however Principal Overstreet has proven incapable of seperating his personal (notably very catholic) views, and his rather permanent grimacing expession is a slight eye sore that quite fittingly conveys his kill-joy attitude. All in all, I', happy I attended this school as it provided a good formatory experience.
The key to Kingfisher's success is a few golden teachers than shrine through the pile of feces that makes up the teachers. e.g, teachers like AJ Johnson, TJ Harris, and Kurt Kaya who each bring a touch of personal care and knowlegdability can make a students experience at Kingfisher. Other teachers couldn't care less and give out packets with minimal effort at providing instruction or are lackluster in their lectures, e.g. Coach Nall in the former category, Coach Kusik, Coach Combs in the later. Overall the teachers are a hit or miss, with many being more lackluster than excellent. Notice the Coach trend, as it seems Kingfisher has lost its position as a strong academic and athletic school, and became an athletic school. Could be remedied by hiring teachers who are more passionate about their classroom instruction than getting out on those playing fields.