Public high schools in Wichita: What are this year's top rated and most improved?

Public high schools in Wichita: What are this year's top rated and most improved?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How do the public high schools in Wichita stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

West High School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Wichita, rising from a C to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 820 S. Osage, enrolls 1,325 students. West High School serves a diverse population: 39% of students identify as Hispanic, 34% identify as white and 15% identify as black. Niche gave the school mixed grades: C- on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and B for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 6% of West High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 13% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 17% in math and 20% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 83% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 19% more than the city average.

While some public high schools in Wichita are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • East High School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Maize South High School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Campus High School, rated B overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Wichita schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public middle schools.

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