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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Sumner Academy of Arts & Science is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Kansas City, KS. It has 1,095 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Sumner Academy of Arts & Science Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
28 responses
Average ACT
24
345 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$43,573
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,600
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 158 responses
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Pep assemblies and other similar events
    16%
  • Zambia Fundraiser
    15%
  • All fundraiser we do to help the homeless sick
    11%
  • School Dances
    9%
  • Football Games
    6%
  • Blood Drives
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,095
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,007
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.9%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 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
$13,819/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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Overall, Sumner Academy is a good school. The environment is extremely diverse and provides students, parents, and staff with a great experience. The school spirit is there for sure, as far as sports, and students and staff supporting one another! There are plenty of clubs and extracurriculars, and the school does an amazing job with preparing students for the future, whether that is college, or the workforce.
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I loved the teachers at Sumner. They were very supportive in every aspect, whether it be in sports, academics, or find resources. They provided a challenging classroom environment and really want their students to succeed. In addition to providing a challenging classroom they have a variety of sports, clubs and organizations for extracurricular activities. The cross country, band and orchestra are all very challenging and good organizations!
Sumner Academy is most known for its rigorous academic measures and dedicates focus on college readiness throughout your high school career. Sumner offers a very unique experience when compared against traditional high schools in the district- and even in the United States by providing a great college-like experience. Sumner prepares students for harder, more consistent work when they enter college, because of this time management, resourcefulness, and ability to be independent all are characteristics a good Sumner student will practice. Throughout the 5 years I attended Sumner, I developed spectacular writing, reading, math, and science skills. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to attend Sumner every semester. If you fail to meet this requirement, you will be placed on Academic Probation. If you fail to meet the requirement for the second semester, you will be dismissed from the school.