Heights High School

5301 North Hillside,

Wichita, KS, 67219-3099

Tel: (316)973-1400
Grades: 9-12

1,547 students

Heights High School serves 1,547 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Heights High School operates within the Wichita School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1547 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,547 students
Heights High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Heights High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Heights High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more 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 19:1 12:1
Heights High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
1%
Heights High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
3%
2%
Heights High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
12%
16%
Heights High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
32%
7%
Heights High School Black (1988-2012)
White
41%
68%
Heights High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Heights High School Sch Ethnicity Heights 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.
0.71 0.51
Heights High School 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.
43%
38%
Heights High School 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.
10%
10%
Heights High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 51,517 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
90
3
Number of Students Managed 51,517 543
Wichita School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 85%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $583 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $584 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,341 $12,944
Wichita School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,360 $12,499
Wichita School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 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 Students Grades
  • Wichita Stucky Middle School
    4545 North Broadview Circle
    Wichita , KS , 67220
    (316)973-8400
    1.3  mi  |  738  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Park City Chisholm Trail Elementary School
    6015 Independence
    Park City , KS , 67219
    (316)973-9400
    1.7  mi  |  524  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wichita Earhart Environ Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4401 North Arkansas
    Wichita , KS , 67204
    (316)973-3250
    Magnet School
    2.7  mi  |  392  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wichita Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Buckner Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3530 East 27th North
    Wichita , KS , 67220
    (316)973-9350
    Magnet School
    3.2  mi  |  366  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Wichita Brooks Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    3802 East 27th North
    Wichita , KS , 67220
    (316)973-6450
    Magnet School
    3.2  mi  |  606  students  |  Gr.  6-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 11, 2010 - 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

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