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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
North High School is a public school located in Wichita, KS. It has 2,176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 14% in reading.

North High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
14%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1030
17 responses
Average ACT
21
173 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,867
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,600
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Tower Signing, Waterfest, Pep Assemblies
    22%
  • TP-ing
    20%
  • Mr. Redskin, Rent-A-Senior
    18%
  • Pep assemblies
    13%
  • Project Grad
    10%
  • CHOIR ! and EVERTHING IS AWESOME
    5%
  • Senior Camp out
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,363
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,808/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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I am a Senior at North High and am pleased to say that it has been a great experience for me. My teachers are very helpful and understanding when they see students struggling with difficult material. They always find time to help us learn, whether it is through tutoring or reviewing notes from previous classes. What I enjoyed the most about this school is all of our traditions, they are so unique! One thing I would like to see change is the lunch protocols. There is usually only one staff member checking that students have their ID's, are staying in line and not starting fights. The typical wait time to get inside the actual cafeteria can take up to 20 minutes. It has been frustrating to realize that I spent more time waiting in line when I could have been productive doing something else or at least have the opportunity to socialize with my friends outside of class. Having more staff available during this time would make the process run a lot smoother.
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I have attended North High School since my freshman year. Upon arrival, I felt very welcomed and included. This school gave me a sense of belonging, especially because of the programs provided to other students. It has been easy to gain basic needs and improve myself along with others. Academics are nice here, because the teachers engage in their student's progression of learning all the time. There has not been many instances in which I couldn't ask for the help I needed. Clubs and sports are great things to be involved in. It shows how involved the school is with tradition and respect to everyone.
It had a lot of school spirit, I'd like to see better protection though. There is always a full crowd at all sports events even though the teams weren't good. I play basketball there and we have an amazing student section at every game. While the support is good, there are fights all the time. There's also been multiple reports of guns being brought to and into the school. I appreciate the support, but would like to feel more protected.