Derby High School

  • Derby High School serves 1,971 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Derby High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Derby High School's student population of 1,971 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 121 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,971 students
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Total Classroom Teachers121 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Derby High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Derby High School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank#864 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
20%
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Black
5%
7%
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White
70%
64%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Derby High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.490.54
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Graduation Rate
90%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
10%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Derby High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDerby School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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I am former graduate of derby and am dissappointed how much they have changed since then. The schools are so overcrowded that kids just blend in. Teacher actually tell kids they aren't going to help them and loose assignments beyond belief. The admin staff bully the kids but then say they support the anti-bully acts. The school has become overtaken by troubled kids that seem to be a bad influence on the good ones. We moved one of our kids to the Rose Hill school district and couldn't be happier!! The teachers work with the kids one on one and know when they have a kid who is struggling.
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