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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Shawnee Mission South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Shawnee Mission, KS. It has 1,435 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
5800 W 107th St
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207
Telephone
(913) 993-7500

Shawnee Mission South High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1310
42 responses
Average ACT
27
287 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$78,217
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,100
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
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  • Football games
    23%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Gotcha
    13%
  • Swim Team, Tennis Team, sports in general, prom
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Theatre
    8%
  • Holiday band concert
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,435
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,877
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,959/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Shawnee Mission South High School Reviews

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This school provided me with so many opportunities. The arts programs are absolutely stellar, and they allowed me to participate at the highest level in both choir and band. They also provide numerous involvement activities, including sports, many clubs, and student leadership. I was able to take classes in my chosen field - computer science - every single year! They maintain a wonderful engineering program and give individualized levels of challenge to each student. Overall, I’d highly recommend this school!
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Shawnee Mission South is a well rounded high school in the suburbs of Overland Park, Kansas. Yet, you can meet people from all walks of life. Overall the teachers are passionate about their jobs and are always happy to help. The honors/AP program is solid and does a great job preparing you for college. There also never seems to be a dull moment at SMS, we always have something fun going on from a sports game, to a dance, or a pep assembly. Oh, and let us not forget our og mascot, Rocky the Raider! Overall it's definitely one of the best schools to attend in the state of Kansas.
It has been four years since I graduated from Shawnee Mission South, but I still look back fondly upon all the memories I made as a student. Without passionate history teachers, a stellar swim coach, an amazing choir and a fun Latin class, I would not be the student I am today. By being pushed to do my best in academics, athletics, and choir, I moved out of my comfort zone and gained the confidence and discipline necessary to succeed in college. The countless exams, AP tests, concerts, swim practices and after school activities that defined my high school career prepared me for the rigors of college classes, as well as college choir.
Like all high schools, the social scene was not perfect and the food was not anything to write home about, but the faculty and teachers always made up for any flaws. With the support of generous parent volunteers to back them up, clubs and athletic teams thrived and helped turn rambunxious freshmen into stoic seniors.