Skip to Main Content
  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
    A
Maize South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 1,030 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.

Maize South High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
7 responses
Average ACT
25
230 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
Do You Work at Maize South High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,867
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,600
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.27 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Football games every Friday night.
    59%
  • School dances
    17%
  • Hallway decorating
    12%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit weeks
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,030
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,754
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
$13,800/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
Schools like Maize South High School
More

Maize South High School Reviews

277 reviews
All Categories
At Maize South High School, I have been graciously granted with several new and unique opportunities unlike other high schools. At MSHS starting as a sophomore, college credit is offered. This is very convenient because it allows students to rack up many hours of college credit, so they can spend less in college! At the end of the 2017 school year, we started "Mavtime" which allows students to roam the halls during what should be study time, if their grades are up to par. If the grades are not met, the student must go to that designated teacher until further notice. Mavtime has given students the freedom and a break from standardized school days; it is outstanding.
Start Your Review of Maize South High School
Rate It!
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.
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!