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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Piper High School is an above average, public school located in Kansas City, KS. It has 571 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
4400 North 107 Street
Kansas City, KS 66109
Telephone
(913) 721-2100
Website

Piper High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
94 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$39,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$802
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Friday night Football games
    36%
  • Pep Rallies
    28%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Spirit Week, Dances, and hallway decoration
    12%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Prom
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
571
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,050
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,076/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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I would like to see the diversity and culture change at Piper.If I could change one main thing at Piper High School, I would change the division and ignorance. To me, these two go hand in hand. I feel as if our school is very divided into its cliques. They aren’t as exaggerated as seen in movies, but cliques are definitely present. Once the student here find themselves in a clique, or even not in a clique, they find themselves judging the others who are not under the same clique or category as them. This creates division within our students, and it’s all because of the ignorance that lies in these students’ minds. This can be fixed by having more school-wide activities.
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I have had a great experience with Piper High School. The teachers will do anything to help the students be successful. I have been in the Piper school district since preschool and I have never even thought about attending a different school. The administration is always looking better ways to get the students more involved. The teachers have done a great job getting us ready for college. Piper offers a ACT preparation class to help students score better on the ACT. The lunch service at Piper ,in my opinion, is better than most schools. They offer many health options. My overall experience at Piper High School has been great.
My 4 years at Piper High School have certainly had its ups and downs. At a young age, I started to notice that Piper wasn't all that I thought it would be because of the prominent racism throughout the school. There was only one black teacher present and the student population of blacks was low, which made me feel a little uncomfortable in my own skin. I noticed that sometimes the teachers would not put in as much effort with students of color and other times they treated us as if we were incapable of doing the work. In my later years, the minority population at Piper rose and this caused me to be more comfortable with myself and my skin. The spark of my confidence and others confidence about racial injustices soon began to surface at Piper, and upset many people in the community. There were many racial incidents that I reported to my staff in hopes of help, and I was let down on numerous occasions. Thankfully, we were able to protest about the racial incidents in our school.