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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  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 1,903 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 36% in reading.

Olathe East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
36%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
50 responses
Average ACT
26
463 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$85,318
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$990
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,000
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
  • School support at games
    25%
  • Events for seniors
    20%
  • Annual homecoming assembly
    15%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Spring Show
    8%
  • Theatre Productions
    8%
  • Orchestra and theatre
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,903
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,861
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 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
$11,325/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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Olathe East operates at a level above the stereotypical "public school standard." The staff at Olathe East are exceptional! They're all approachable, dedicated and eager to help their students learn more. There's an abundance of extra curricular programs including sports, honor societies, political groups, STEM clubs, performing arts - whatever you love, you can do! The school also supports a very positive and encouraging environment to engage the student body. Varsity sports are very intense; but, that makes games fun for everyone (not just people in the stands, but also cheerleaders, the marching band and drill team). Olathe East is a quality, enjoyable, above average public high school!
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I had a phenomenal experience at Olathe East. The atmosphere here is tremendous and it's really a top tier high school. From academics to athletics, in Kansas it doesn't get much better than Olathe East!
Most of the teachers and staff are nice and helpful although some are the complete opposite of that. Many of the teachers don't know how to teach or just don't care to. The building is fairly big and has a massive commons area which is nice. The administration has a hard time facilitating school spirit and keeping students under control. During my time at Olathe East there have been several fights that have occurred on school property between students, a few drug busts, and even one kid who decided to fight the school officer. I would say overall Olathe East is pretty fun although not the best quality of learning or the most safe environment as far as students go.