Heights High School

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
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
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 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 12:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
2%
Hispanic
12%
16%
Black
32%
7%
White
41%
68%
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 0.29
Heights 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.
43%
38%
Heights 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%

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 51,517 551
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: 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 (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chisholm Trail Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WichitaStucky Middle School
    4545 North Broadview Circle
    WichitaKS 67220
    (316)973-8400
    1.3 mi | 738 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Park CityChisholm Trail Elementary School
    6015 Independence
    Park CityKS 67219
    (316)973-9400
    1.7 mi | 524 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaEarhart Environ Magnet Elementary School
    Magnet School
    4401 North Arkansas
    WichitaKS 67204
    (316)973-3250
    Magnet School

    2.7 mi | 392 students | Gr. KG-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 | 366 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WichitaBrooks Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    3802 East 27th North
    WichitaKS 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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Did You Know?
Wichita, KS 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 0.52, which is higher than the Kansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Wichita is Beech Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kansas or national school diversity statistics.