Western Plains High School

100 School St,

Ransom, KS, 67572-0248

Tel: (785)731-2352
Grades: 9-12

47 students

Western Plains High School serves 47 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Western Plains High School operates within the Western Plains School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 47 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 47 students
Western Plains High School Total Students (2005-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Western Plains High School Total Classroom Teachers (2005-2012)
Students by Grade Western Plains High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 5:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.43 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 4:1 12:1
Western Plains High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2005-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
29%
16%
Western Plains High School Hispanic (2005-2012)
Black
n/a
7%
White
70%
68%
Western Plains High School White (2005-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Western Plains High School Sch Ethnicity Western Plains 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.
0.43 0.29
Western Plains High School Diversity Score (2005-2012)
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.
51%
38%
Western Plains High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
Western Plains High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 153 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Western Plains School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 153 551
Western Plains School District Number of Students Managed (2005-2012)
Graduation Rate 67% 85%
Western Plains School District Graduation Rate (2008-2009)
District Total Revenue $3 MM $7 MM
Western Plains School District Total Revenue (2004-2009)
District Spending $2 MM $7 MM
Western Plains School District Spending (2004-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,640 $12,944
Western Plains School District Revenue / Student (2005-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,585 $12,499
Western Plains School District Spending / Student (2005-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ness City High School (13 miles away).
The nearest middle school is La Crosse Middle School (34.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Western Plains North Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Kansas public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Kansas is Larned Juvenile Correction School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kansas or national school diversity statistics.