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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Wanda R. Smith High School is an above average, public school located in Keene, TX. It has 316 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Wanda R. Smith High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
55 responses
Average ACT
23
9 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$47,993
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Watermelon Handshake
    83%
  • Homecoming
    17%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
316
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,657
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.8%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,349/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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The thing I love most about Keene High School is how everyone comes together as a family. I have never been surrounded by a community of people that truly and deeply care for each other. We are a small school but there is nowhere like here! I was worried about transferring to Keene because of how small it is, but I was welcomed in with open arms. What I would like to see more of is improvement in the seriousness of clubs at school. All of the clubs I’m involved in such as NHS and BETA Club are great, but sometimes they aren’t taken as seriously as they should be.
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I have felt welcome at Wanda R. Smith High School since the first day I arrived in the 8th grade. Most of the students have been at Keene since they started school and do not realize the blessing that Keene is. At Keene, we are able to communicate with our teachers and they know us all on a first name basis. We get hour lunches to take care of any studying or tutorials we need. If I were to change anything at Keene, I would only change the lunches.
I have been part of KISD since Middle School. I feel like being in a small community as well as a small school is advantageous, everyone knows each other and the teachers know you, you get that one on one teacher-student interaction. Wanda R. Smith High School is an overall amazing school.