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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
McPherson High School is a public school located in McPherson, KS. It has 723 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
Address
801 E First Street
McPherson, KS 67460
Telephone
(620) 241-9500
Website
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McPherson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
8 responses
Average ACT
25
112 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,503
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$740
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,100
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
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies for homecoming games.
    26%
  • Winning tradition
    23%
  • May Fete
    16%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • None
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
723
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,019
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,431/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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McPherson High School Reviews

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I was very excited to go to McPherson High School! I had made it into a varsity sport as a freshman, I was in the color guard, and was able to join many clubs. The classes were very accommodating to what we were wanting to do with our futures! We have amazing science courses, business classes and accounting classes, and offer auto classes and welding classes for those who wish to do hands on work. Our sports have grown and our school stays united through teamwork and tradition. At every game you go to you hear all of our students and alumni singing our fight song, and as you leave you remember that once you’re a bullpup you’re always a bullpup. “Hail McPherson High School!”
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McPherson is very proud of the things they accomplish, but the day-to-day learning needs some improvement. Most of the seniors barely have classwork and are just floating by on their way out. Consistently throughout all grades, students are known to cheat on everything-- making A's but not learning anything while they're there. However, it is a great environment to be involved in programs that will help a student thrive and move on to the next stage of life.
McPherson High School is a decent place to send your kids to school. Like every school, there are good teachers and bad ones. They focus a lot on college readiness and sports. Clubs and activities are very involved around the community. I would like to see the school to become more diverse. It is a good size school - not too big and not too small. They recently just got a school resource officer, so it is making safety a higher priority. Overall, it is a pretty good place to go to school.