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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
McPherson High School is a public school located in Mcpherson, KS. It has 720 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
801 E First Street
Mcpherson, KS 67460
Telephone
(620) 241-9500
Website

McPherson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
5 responses
Average ACT
25
95 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,057
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$683
National
$949
Median Home Value
$135,800
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies for homecoming games.
    33%
  • Winning tradition
    33%
  • May Fete
    20%
  • None
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
720
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$31,895
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$13,930/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I would love to see the administration take the safety of students more serious. Bullying was a very bad problem in this school. The alternative center, for at risk students is amazing though. Students are treated as adults and with respect there. The teachers at McPherson high school however, are amazing .
Select teachers here are best in state and go above and beyond for their students. Counselors are very caring on your needs and wants after highschool and keep track of your changing interests. Many students are apathetic and just want to do their classes and get out, but those that are involved are in a large variety of activities oftentimes. Too much money goes to sports, but LEGENDARY teachers in Choir, Theatre, and Speech/Debate classes make up for it. Overall a great school if you get yourself involved and choose the right teachers, because the school will give you all the tools to be successful after highschool, you just have to utilize them yourself.