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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Paola High School is a public school located in Paola, KS. It has 615 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.
Address
401 N Angela
Paola, KS 66071
Telephone
(913) 294-8010
Website
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Paola High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
128 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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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-
Median Household Income
$46,974
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$683
National
$949
Median Home Value
$119,400
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • All the theatre productions
    15%
  • Attending the football games
    15%
  • Battle over the tom-tom at the big FB game
    15%
  • Dancing to 'Dont Stop Believing' at dances
    15%
  • Student of the Month awards
    10%
  • Archie Awards (Theatre Awards)
    5%
  • Forensics
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
615
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,249
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,260/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Paola High School may not be the biggest school of all, but it certainly is big in pride. Just by going there for my second year, I feel like I belong and everyone is respectful. Our athletics department excels in many ways and may be one of the biggest focuses. Students at Paola strive to show pride and be considerate of others. Our curriculum is changing over to more of hands on project and displaying of our knowledge on our subjects, making our studying and learning excel with great outcomes. We have many opportunities to get involved with our communities. Our school building is kept clean and well updated. There is not a day I couldn't say I was proud to be a Panther!
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Paola may be a small town, but everyone knows their academics and athletics excels. Paola is a town of tradition and a town where everyone feels like home together. Everyone is really friendly and respectful. In the school we have great sports, plays, yearbook staff, debate team, leadership and community clubs and we are only getting better. High school has a lot of opportunities to get college credits and prepare you for the ACT's and help you take them. I feel well prepared for my future because of the high school. I am a proud panther. If you are looking for a cute, proud, small town, Paola is the place to be.
I enjoyed Paola high school a lot! I had some teachers that cared about not only my education but also my personal life and pushed me. Although I would love to see less favoritism in sports. Often times the success of fine arts or intellectual competitions got looked over. They made students not feel important in the areas they were passionate in.