Manhattan High School West/east Campus

Manhattan High School West/east Campus serves 1,925 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Manhattan High School West/east Campus operates within the Manhattan-ogden School District.
The school district's 100% graduation rate is higher than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1925 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 146 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,925 students
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 146 teachers
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Manhattan High School West/east Campus Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 12:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
2%
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
8%
16%
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
7%
7%
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Black (1988-2012)
White
72%
68%
Manhattan High School West/east Campus White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Manhattan High School West/east Campus Sch Ethnicity Manhattan High School West/east Campus 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.
0.46 0.51
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
19%
38%
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
8%
10%
Manhattan High School West/east Campus Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,546 students has grown by 1595% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Manhattan-ogden School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 6,546 543
Manhattan-ogden School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 100% 85%
Manhattan-ogden School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $68 MM $7 MM
Manhattan-ogden School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $64 MM $7 MM
Manhattan-ogden School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $175,580 $12,944
Manhattan-ogden School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $164,448 $12,499
Manhattan-ogden School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Manhattan High School is a high school (grades 9-12) in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. It is part of Kansas Unified School District #383. The school is divided into two campuses: the West Campus for grades 10-12, and the East Campus for the ninth grade.
  • History: The first secondary school in Manhattan opened in 1882 at the current site of the Manhattan High School "East Campus".
  • The East Campus of the school today consists of two separate three-story limestone buildings that have been joined with a glass walkway. The first building (on the far right side in the accompanying photo) was constructed in 1914 to replace the town's original secondary school. The second building (on the left side of the accompanying photo) was constructed in 1922 as a separate building for the middle school students (grades 7 and 8).
  • The West Campus is a red brick building that was constructed in 1956 to be the new high school. Both of the older buildings (the current East Campus) were joined around this time to serve as the middle school. Over the next 40 years, the new high school faced recurring overcrowding issues and was significantly expanded, but the new school simply proved unable to keep up with the town's population growth. After considering and rejecting the idea of building a second high school in Manhattan, in 1996 the town instead built two new middle schools, and sent the ninth grade to the East Campus.
  • Campus layout: The West Campus is laid out approximately in the shape of a plus symbol (+), with a central "commons area." Classes in the industrial arts are held in F Hall, a detached building behind the West Campus. A large greenhouse and a new fitness center are also detached from the main building. The West Campus houses two gymnasiums; one is used as a general purpose facility and the other is primarily for basketball and volleyball games. The East Campus also has a detached gymnasium built behind the main stone buildings.
  • Academics: Manhattan High was awarded a Gold Medal in the 2006 Education Quotient Study, ranking it in the highest level of schools nationwide. There are a wide range of learning opportunities offered at MHS, from tutoring for learning-impaired students to dual credit classes at Kansas State University, and a wide range of elective classes. Currently the school offers electives from performing arts to language arts to physical arts. Manhattan High is also the hub of a region-wide virtual school district. The online classes give students the opportunity to study and learn at their own personal pace.
  • Extracurricular activities:
  • Athletics: Manhattan High has teams competing in baseball, basketball (boys and girls), bowling (boys and girls), cross country (boys and girls), football, gymnastics (girls), golf (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), softball, swimming & diving (boys and girls), tennis (boys and girls), track & field (boys and girls), volleyball (girls), and wrestling. The school competes at the 6A level (largest schools) in the Centennial League. Manhattan High has its own football stadium, Bishop Stadium, which seats 4,000 spectators.
  • Manhattan High School has won the following State Championships in athletics during the KSHSAA era:
  • Baseball: 1998, 1992.
  • Cross Country (boys): 1984, 1983.
  • Cross Country (girls): 1979, 1977.
  • Football: 1988, 1974, 1961,+ 1943^.
  • Golf (boys): 2006, 2004, 1994, 1991.
  • Golf (girls): 2006, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1985.
  • Swimming (boys): 1995, 1993.
  • Track & Field (girls): 2002.
  • Volleyball: 2003, 1987, 1986.
  • Wrestling: 2004.
  • +predates KSHSAA playoffs; ranked #1 in final AP poll.
  • ^ predates KSHSAA playoffs and AP poll.
  • Manhattan High's sports teams are called the "Indians." In light of recent debate over the use of Native American mascots in athletics, the name has been questioned, but a majority have favored retaining it.
  • Journalism: Manhattan High School's newspaper, The Mentor, was founded in 1919, and is the only weekly student-produced high school newspaper in Kansas. The school's journalism students have won a number of state-wide awards in competitions administered by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association.
  • Music: Manhattan High School's marching band, The "Big Blue" Marching Band performs at every home football game, in parades, and in band festivals. The concert band preforms during the spring season. There is also an orchestra, choir, jazz ensemble and wind ensemble. There is a musical performed every fall and spring.
  • Notable alumni & former students: Dawayne Bailey - Musician.
  • Michael Center - Head tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Del Close - Actor; Comedian.
  • David Dary - (Class of 1952) Author.
  • Kenneth S. Davis - Historian; nominated for National Book Award; winner of Francis Parkman Prize.
  • Joan Finney - (Class of 1942) Governor of Kansas.
  • Philip Fox - Astronomer.
  • Jared Hess - Filmmaker.
  • Anna Seaton Huntington - Won bronze medal at 1992 Summer Olympics; member of America's Cup crew on the America3.
  • Dewey Huston - three-time All-Conference football player at Kansas State (1918, 1919, 1920).
  • Tim Jankovich - (Class of 1978) Assistant basketball coach at the University of Kansas; Academic All-American basketball player at Kansas State.
  • Solon Toothaker Kimball - Anthropologist.
  • Frank B. Morrison - Governor of Nebraska.
  • Tom Oberheim - Inventor of the Oberheim synthesizer.
  • Thomas Randolph - (Class of 1989) All-American football player at Kansas State.
  • Deb Richard - (Class of 1980) Professional golfer.
  • Harold Robinson - (Class of 1948) Broke "color barrier" in Big Seven Conference; All-Conference football player at Kansas State (1950).
  • Thomas Romig - (Class of 1966) Major General; Army's top-ranking Judge Advocate General (2001-2005).
  • Fred Andrew Seaton - U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Interior.
  • Gary Spani - (Class of 1974) Member of College Football Hall of Fame and Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame.
  • Inger Stevens - (Class of 1952) Actress.
  • Samuel Wendell Williston - Scientist.
  • Earl Woods - (Class of 1949) Father of Tiger Woods.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Creek Jr/sr High School (11.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Susan B Anthony Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lee Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Manhattan Lee Elementary School
    701 Lee St
    Manhattan , KS , 66502
    (785)587-2050
    0.5  mi  |  321  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Manhattan Theo Roosevelt Elementary School
    1401 Houston St
    Manhattan , KS , 66502
    (785)587-2090
    0.6  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Manhattan Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
    312 North Juliette Ave
    Manhattan , KS , 66502
    (785)587-2170
    1.2  mi  |  368  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Manhattan Bluemont Elementary School
    714 Bluemont Ave
    Manhattan , KS , 66502
    (785)587-2030
    1.3  mi  |  321  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Manhattan Marlatt Elementary School
    2715 Hobbs
    Manhattan , KS , 66502
    (785)587-2060
    1.6  mi  |  415  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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