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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade A minus
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Shawnee Mission South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Shawnee Mission, KS. It has 1,553 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

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Shawnee Mission South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1280
57 responses
Average ACT
27
397 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$78,750
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$681
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$202,000
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
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. 28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
  • Football games
    22%
  • Basketball games
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Gotcha
    12%
  • Swim Team, Tennis Team, sports in general, prom
    11%
  • Theatre
    9%
  • Holiday band concert
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,553
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 47 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,069 / year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 50 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 50 responses

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