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  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 776 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1190
8 responses
Average ACT
25
140 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$54,804
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$765
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,400
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
  • 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
776
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,238
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
$14,604/ 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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My experience at a student at McPherson high school could not have gone better. The teachers were there for me, they were there for every student (at least from my knowledge they have been) Our counselors want the best for us and will constantly check up on us. The school promotes good relationships with all students, they encourage the students to get involved with the community and get to know the people in it. There are clubs for all sorts of personalities, and classes for everyone as well. The drama department completes plays/musicals every year that always go amazingly. The shop and auto department are always being improved. Our athletics go above and beyond with having 53 state titles. Mcpherson High School (including the entire distric of 418) is the best district in Kansas. We have an outstanding group of children, families, and teacher.
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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!”
I am a senior at McPherson High School right now and considering that this is the first time the teachers have ever had to teach through a pandemic I think that they have handled it very well and are very understandable about the situation while still holding students to the expected level of involvement and grades. McPherson High school has done a good job of preparing me for my future endeavors and I will be sad to go, but excited for this next step.