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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Olathe Northwest High School is a highly rated, public school located in Olathe, KS. It has 1,937 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Olathe Northwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
65 responses
Average ACT
27
603 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.71 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.71 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 227 responses
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Pep assemblies
    13%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Bonfire
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,937
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.66 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.66 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.66 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,861
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.89 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.89 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.89 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.91 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.91 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.91 responses
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I really liked how ONW has the technology available for students to develop their skills, from art to engineering. Many teachers actually want to teach you, and you can develop good relationships with them. There are many clubs to choose from, and a variety of classes to expand your interests. The Arts are especially great, from everything music to the showcasing of drawings, paintings, and photography. The main trouble here is with students, with bullying (see our homecoming news a few years back), and the teachers that allow or encourage hate. You will be able to make good friends here, though, and find the support you need to grow as a human!
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Olathe Northwest High School offers two unique 21st Century Programs that focus on career-centered skills. Those include engineering, media, and entertainment classes, which specialize in advancing students’ individual progress in the 21st Century skill area they choose. Along with the programs, the staff here are all dedicated to their profession, and at no point have I felt unsafe or intimidated by anyone in the school. The extra-curricular activities offered are exceptional, and the environment created within each group is nothing but accepting, helpful, and encouraging. ONW is a fantastic school to attend, one that above all else promotes a safe environment to learn and make friends in.
I have absolutely loved my experience at Olathe Northwest High School. At this school, I genuinely feel safe and loved. There are so many amazing teachers that I have been able to trust and confide in. I have never had a teacher that I don’t trust. The administration is also amazing. They make sure every single student feels loved and welcomed. Everyone has a place at Olathe Northwest, no matter who you are. Sports and clubs are also awesome. Getting involved at Olathe Northwest is easy and makes the whole high school experience amazing. I overall love Olathe Northwest, and I couldn’t have imagined going to another high school.