Heights High School

Heights High School serves 1,389 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 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 1389 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,389 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 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 16:1 12:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
2%
Hispanic
14%
17%
Black
32%
7%
White
41%
68%
Two or more races
9%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.29
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%
39%
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 52,493 students has grown by 11% 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
93
3
Number of Students Managed 52,493 575
Graduation Rate 72% 85%
District Total Revenue $583 MM $7 MM
District Spending $584 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,341 $12,944
District Spending / Student $12,360 $12,499
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 Northeast Magnet High School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stucky Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chisholm Trail Elementary School (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WichitaStucky Middle School
    4545 North Broadview Circle
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-8400
    1.4 mi | 627 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • WichitaChisholm Trail Elementary School
    6015 Independence
    WichitaKS 67219
    (316)973-9400
    1.5 mi | 475 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaEarhart Environ Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4401 North Arkansas
    WichitaKS 67204
    (316)973-3250
    Magnet School

    2.5 mi | 417 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Buckner Performing Arts Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    3530 East 27th North
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-9350
    Magnet School

    3.2 mi | 390 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaBrooks Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    3802 East 27th North
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-6450
    Magnet School

    3.2 mi | 574 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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