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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Shawnee Heights High School is an above average, public school located in Tecumseh, KS. It has 1,118 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
Address
4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd
Tecumseh, KS 66542
Telephone
(785) 379-5880
Website

Shawnee Heights High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
12 responses
Average ACT
25
236 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$78,665
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,700
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Basketball games
    16%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Class chant
    9%
  • Senior prank
    6%
  • Every year
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,118
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,145
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,779/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Shawnee Heights High School Reviews

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I enrolled to Shawnee Heights my sophomore year and it was a shock for me. I've been to big schools but never this big. I was super nervous but eventually I found a group of people who clicked with me. There is little to no diversity but most of the students and staff are nice. I love how our sports department always was spoken highly of. We had one of the best basketball, track and football team. One thing that could change at Shawnee Heights is there food! Omg it's gross, they should take surveys on what US students think about the meals. Overall it's a great school, I've left with tons of memeorys good and bad.
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I really love how the teachers challenge the students to be the best they can in school and out of it. The teachers are always willing to go out of their way to help a student succeed!I would like to the see the environment around student culture change, though. From a students perspective, the student culture is made up of a lot of cliques. If the school tried to include everyone in spirit days or other student lead activity then the school would really be excelling in all aspects of school. I know that Shawnee Heights is a great school with fantastic staff and students and all students and staff should have the opportunity to experience that.
At my school, no matter who you or who you dream of becoming, everyone around you will try their hardest to help you accomplish your goals. Everyone that goes to Shawnee Heights or has previously attended Heights will agree that they love the school, and that the Thunderbird atmosphere is something hard to leave behind. Though recently we’ve lost pep rallies and other school spirit activities due to them taking away from class time, we as a student body still make our own pep rallies and after games and this really brings together our students.