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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Shawnee Mission Northwest High School is a top rated, public school located in Shawnee Mission, KS. It has 1,725 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
12701 W 67th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
Telephone
(913) 993-7200
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Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1290
58 responses
Average ACT
27
323 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$81,964
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Median Home Value
$214,900
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
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  • The assemblies are always really fun.
    16%
  • Seminar Shows
    15%
  • Adopt-a-Tot
    14%
  • Cougar Coaster
    14%
  • Marching Band Lightshow
    14%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Bonfire/ Not so Late Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,725
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,867
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,074/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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The academics at the school are pretty good, students have opportunities to do AP and IB classes. The teachers are amazing, most of them take the time to get to know students and help them with academics and beyond. The arts and music programs can be better, certain classes are not even offered. The administration and staff do not do enough to facilitate the growth of their artistic and musical students. The culture of the school is decent, but racial and sexual harassment is rampant among the student body. The administration needs to take student complaints more seriously and deal with students who exhibit predatory behavior towards other students.
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Shawnee Mission Northwest was a great high school experience. The school spirit was phenomenal, people were friendly, and teacher's were supported. The school tried its best to make all kinds of events unique and fun. And there was so much diversity in the opportunities you could pursue!
I love Shawnee Mission Northwest. I'm currently a senior enrolled in 6 IB classes at the school, and I feel very prepared for the next step in my life. The diversity at my school has always been something that is noticeable, and there are good opportunities for everyone. The people I have met as well as the connections I've made with teachers are invaluable in my life as a student. My teachers have allowed me to learn so much and progress my academic career. I've joined a multitude of clubs and activities and I've met people and had experiences that have had a very positive impact on my life and exposed me to things I otherwise would never have participated in.