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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Newton Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Newton, KS. It has 1,032 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
Address
900 West 12th
Newton, KS 67114
Telephone
(316) 284-6280
Website

Newton Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1240
6 responses
Average ACT
25
155 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,874
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Median Home Value
$98,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Prom!!
    19%
  • Senior Nights at Sporting Events
    15%
  • Fan themed activites at sporting events
    13%
  • Fall Fest
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Football games
    9%
  • The School Musical
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,032
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,314
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,895/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Newton Senior High School is a school that lacks in administrative support and is paired with a community that really couldn't care less. The town itself is relatively reluctant to support the school and this leads to new students having little to no respect for the school itself or the people that go to it. Behavioral issues are significant here due to a lack of responsibility that each student feels and administration can either do nothing to solve that or does very little to find a solution. The only redeeming qualities of NHS is a dedicated teaching staff, and if you're able to find the right people, a fantastic social atmosphere. There are worse high schools than the run down facility that is NHS, but there are also a mulitultide of schools that do better.
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I spent all four years of high school at Newton High and found it to be a good school that readied me for college. But there was a downside: lots of money was wasted on sports programs (even the consideration of creating a third gymnasium) when the auditorium which had to be used by Band, Orchestra, Jazz, Choir, and Theater was barely holding up on its own and had to be shared with all sorts of school organizations. On top of that, academic excellence wasn't quite as well paid attention to as was the athletic aspect of the school. The district needs to change its priorities and realize that all students matter, not just ones involved in sports.
I Iove all that there is a variety of options of classes to take and the activities/sports but I wish we had more options like lacrosse or Dance even. I go to school here and enjoy that a lot of the teachers love to switch up things like instead of having tests making us write essays or doing projects instead. A lot of teachers that I’ve had like to incorporate life lessons which I think is awesome!