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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Manhattan High School is a highly rated, public school located in Manhattan, KS. It has 1,676 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
2100 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone
(785) 587-2100
Website

Manhattan High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1350
51 responses
Average ACT
27
311 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
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
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Athletic Events
    27%
  • Prom
    18%
  • People always seem to get excited for athletics
    17%
  • Football game themes
    13%
  • Clubs
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,676
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,770
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$11,606/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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I've jumped from school to school for a good part of my life; and with that I have had both bad and good experiences with different public schools. Manhattan High School is, comparably, a great high school. There are many extra curricular activities, the lunches have a good selection, and there's a lot of teachers that are honest and helpful to the students and parents. It also has options available for AP courses and free college credit courses that transfer easily between most of the schools in Kansas. The one thing that darkened my overall experience was the amount of homework in some classes. With working a part time job, out-of-school activities, and college level classes, I was getting very little sleep- if any. So, good school, but be aware of an increased workload from several nearby school districts.
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Manhattan Highschool is an incredibly welcoming school. Every students will find a class, program, club, etc. tailored to their interests. This school's administrastion strives each day to serve every student, no matter their academic success or their background. Manhattan High allows each student to reach incredible measures of success of they choose so. Programs like the National Honors Society, the Gifted Program, and simply each teachers' willingness to help their students achieve their dreams.
My Manhattan High experience overall has been pretty ok.Most of the teachers go out of their way to help students in any way they can. The school's security is pretty poor. I have heard some sexist and rasict remarks from a few administrators which is concerning that nothing has been done to remove them from their position. Manhattan High is not very diverse it is a majority of white and asain students. Some of the changes I would like to see is the removal of certian sexist and rascist administration. I also think the school needs to find a way to collect funds. The ceilings leak almost everytime it rains, the computers are extremely laggy, and the school lunches are not enough to satisfy students. Despite the changes that need to be made I think Manhattan High does a pretty good job when it comes to getting students ready for college by having AP and dual credit classes.