Heights High School

Heights High School serves 1,300 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the KS average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Heights High School operates within the Wichita School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 88%.

School Overview

The student population of 1300 students has declined by 20% over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,300 students
Heights High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Heights High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Heights High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Heights High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Heights High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Heights High School American Indian Students (1988-2014)
Asian
3%
3%
Heights High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
13%
18%
Heights High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
33%
7%
Heights High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
41%
66%
Heights High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
9%
5%
Heights High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Heights High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 0.30
Heights High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
46%
40%
Heights High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
10%
Heights High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 50,156 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,036 is less than the state average of $13,276. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,220 is higher than the state average of $12,850. The district spending/student has grown by 38% over four years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
90
3
Number of Students Managed 50,156 556
Wichita School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 88%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $582 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $639 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,036 $13,276
Wichita School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,220 $12,850
Wichita School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Northeast Magnet High School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stucky Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chisholm Trail Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WichitaStucky Middle School
    1.3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 604 students4545 North Broadview Circle
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-8400
    1.36-8604
  • WichitaChisholm Trail Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 457 students6015 Independence
    WichitaKS 67219
    (316)973-9400
    1.7PK-5457
  • WichitaEarhart Environ Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    2.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 433 students4401 North Arkansas
    WichitaKS 67204
    (316)973-3250
    2.7PK-5433
  • WichitaBrooks Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    3.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 559 students3802 East 27th North
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-6450
    3.26-8559
  • Wichita Buckner Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 409 students3530 East 27th North
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-9350
    3.2PK-5409

School Reviews

I attend Heights as a Sophomore, and I absolutely love it! The school offers a wide variety of classes and extracurricular activities, and everyone gets an equal opportunity to do things! The teachers are nice, and so are the administers, and it's just a really great learning environment. We have an amazing fine arts and athletics program, too! It really is a great school!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/11/10

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