Washington High School

Washington High School serves 968 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Washington High School operates within the Kansas City School District.
The school district's 54% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 968 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 968 students
Washington High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Washington High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Washington High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 12:1
Washington High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
2%
2%
Washington High School Asian (1991-2013)
Hispanic
15%
17%
Washington High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
62%
7%
Washington High School Black (1988-2013)
White
20%
68%
Washington High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
4%
Washington High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Washington High School Sch Ethnicity Washington High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.56 0.29
Washington High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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.
73%
39%
Washington High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2013)
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.
10%
10%
Washington High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,072 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 54% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Kansas City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
43
3
Number of Students Managed 22,072 551
Kansas City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 54% 85%
Kansas City School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $253 MM $7 MM
Kansas City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $261 MM $7 MM
Kansas City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,442 $12,944
Kansas City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,860 $12,499
Kansas City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is F L Schlagle High School (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is D D Eisenhower Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John F Kennedy Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kansas CityD D Eisenhower Middle School
    2901 North 72nd St
    Kansas CityKS 66109
    (913)627-6450
    0.3 mi | 507 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Kansas CityJohn F Kennedy Elementary School
    2600 North 72nd St
    Kansas CityKS 66109
    (913)627-4950
    0.6 mi | 442 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Kansas CityBethel Elementary School
    7850 Yecker
    Kansas CityKS 66109
    (913)627-3000
    0.7 mi | 165 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Kansas CityHazel Grove Elementary School
    2401 North 67th St
    Kansas CityKS 66104
    (913)627-7000
    1.1 mi | 499 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Kansas CityCoronado Middle School
    1735 North 64th Terr
    Kansas CityKS 66102
    (913)627-6300
    1.7 mi | 437 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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