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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Manhattan High School is a top rated, public school located in Manhattan, KS. It has 1,639 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
2100 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone
(785) 587-2100

Manhattan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1350
39 responses
Average ACT
27
270 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,632
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$898
National
$949
Median Home Value
$193,900
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Athletic Events
    28%
  • Prom
    19%
  • People always seem to get excited for athletics
    18%
  • Football game themes
    13%
  • Clubs
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Speakers like comentry
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,639
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,345
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,574/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Manhattan High School Reviews

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I’ve attended 2 years of Manhattan High School, and so far I love it. We actually have two high schools; one is for only the freshman classes and the other high school is for the rest of the classes (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors). If I had to describe MHS in one word, it would be spirited. I love how there are numerous classes you can take here at Manhattan High. I can’t decide what classes to take in order to prepare me for college, and it’s a great problem to have. The teachers I’ve had so far have given me the right dosage of insight and fun. They out in a lot of effort in order for us students to succeed. Also, they’re willing to work with you if you are having trouble with a subject which really gives you the 1-on-1 attention students like myself need. I love having the options and the opportunites to not just excel in the classroom, but excel in other aspects of our high school. I participate in many of our outside-of- school activities.
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I think that I enjoyed how welcoming the faculty were to new students during my time at the high school. However, one way to improve on this is to incorporate more organizations for students with different interests as to show how the school is open to multiple extracurricular activities. Also, perhaps emphasizing courses or programs that can assist students in how to complete certain things such as filling out proper tax information, managing a budget or other activities they will need to do in the future. Other than this I found my experience there to be very worth wile in helping me academically to grow as I prepared to enter college.
I like how the teachers want you to learn. They actually do their job and make fun learning by making you participate in your learning and pushing you out of your comfort zone to make you a better person and a better learner. On top of the school itself, the extracurricular activities are amazing. They have so many different clubs and sports and after school program. There is something for everyone to do, including everyone from age and gender. My experience at MHS has so far been really good, I've gotten great grades, I participate and multiple sports and attend a wide range of classes. The students at MHS are just as good as the teachers, they are loving and open to everyone. The students also take pride in our school which can be seen at every sporting event we have.