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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Olathe East High School is a highly rated, public school located in Olathe, KS. It has 1,980 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
14545 W 127th
Olathe, KS 66062
Telephone
(913) 780-7120

Olathe East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1370
33 responses
Average ACT
27
313 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,691
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$919
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • School support at games
    28%
  • Events for seniors
    23%
  • Annual homecoming assembly
    16%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Spring Show
    8%
  • Theatre Productions
    6%
  • Orchestra and theatre
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,980
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,805
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 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
$12,078/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Olathe East High School Reviews

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East is a welcoming environment that promotes student involvement and school pride! Not only are the teachers excellent sources of information, but they exhibit a natural drive to help support students on their journeys. There is plenty of activities and clubs to be involved in ranging from national honors society to football! Our athletic department is among the best in the state, earning us over 50 state championships over the course of 25 years! If athletic life isn't for you, our drama and choir departments are also among the best, earning blue star nominations and 1 ratings every single year. East is also a very diverse school. Flags of every country can be seen waving from the ceiling of our cafeteria, symbolizing our different races. Plus, every year, our facility hosts the Asian Cultural Festival! Overall, East is an honorable high school that I am proud to get the opportunity to go to!
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We like Olathe East because it is very diverse. It is diverse in so many different ways that everyone is included. We dislike how the English department doesn’t review vocabulary with the students because high school students are not primarily focused on English and a lot of the words are hard to understand. We do enjoy how Hawk Hour is helping almost Of the students with their course work, but the other students need to stop being so childish and do some work. Which brings us to the point of security! When some of the students are causing a ruckus and running around the lunch room, the security needs to stop such behavior or they need to be “nested.” Olathe East is a fine school but so are a lot of other schools.
I was new to Olathe East as a sophomore, and immediately I felt like I was at home. People approached me and talked to me, and not once did I feel uncomfortable or lonely. Olathe East is a place for any student to go to and have a grand time. The student section in every event is supportive and everybody has school spirit! I'm very upset that I couldn't do all my four years at that school. I wish I could somehow give back to the school that gave me the best high school years.