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Overall Niche Grade
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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+
Maize South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 772 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
3701 N. Tyler Road
Wichita, KS 67205
Telephone
(316) 462-8000

Maize South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
163 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,982
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,400
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Football games every Friday night.
    60%
  • School dances
    20%
  • Hallway decorating
    11%
  • Spirit weeks
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
772
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,742
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,010/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Maize South High School Reviews

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Almost all of the teachers that I have studied under have been an absolute blessing! The teachers are generally very positive and passionate when it comes to teaching and aiding the mental and emotional growth of their students! Maize South High School does a great job of rewarding those who thrive academically and/or athletically. There are so many great courses and extracurricular activities to enroll in, making it very easy to find your chosen path of study or get involved in the school community. Unfortunately, they don’t always take cases of bullying seriously, but I have seen small improvements made in this department. Hopefully things will keep on improving, making the school a more comfortable and pleasing environment to learn in. In general, it truly is a fantastic school.
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I moved to Maize South High School my freshman year of High School and it was terrifying going from a class of 60 kids to a class of 200 or more. However, teachers and faculty were very welcoming and helped me through everything and I made some friends along the way! Their music department brings kids from everything club and sport together and makes an amazing family. Teachers at MSHS make sure to help you without giving you the final answer. My missing star comes from individual teachers and coaches who aren’t the best at the school, and some administrators that miss some opportunities to help students. Overall, I have loved my high school experience at Maize South High School, and I will cherish every second this upcoming senior year!
Maize South is a great school all around. Their block scheduling has allowed me to focus more on my classes and has prepared me better for college. They focus on academics and encourage students to push themselves; they have a system assembled that they call "Focus" that is set up for students who have either a D or an F in a class that allows the student to get hands-on help to raise their grade with the teacher whose class they're failing in during our "Mav-Time." Man-Time is about a thirty minute break in the middle of the school day that allows the students to do their homework, talk to their teachers, and/or socialize with their friends. Maize South has teachers who truly care and will reciprocate the effort you give in. The school also is understanding of student-athletes and encourages students to diversify and go out of their comfort zones to try new things. I am a student-athlete who is in madrigals and take honors classes, and I am very proud to go to Maize South.