Derby High School

920 N Rock Road
Derby, KS 67037
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Derby High School serves 2,136 students in grades 9-12.
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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,136 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Derby High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

Derby High School's student population of 2,136 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,136 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
124 teachers
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School Rankings

Derby High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Derby High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#1041 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
15%
21%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
67%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
91%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
10%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Derby High School's ranking?
Derby High School is ranked #1041 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are Derby High School often compared to?
Derby High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like East High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
What is the graduation rate of Derby High School?
The graduation rate of Derby High School is 91%, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 86%.
How many students attend Derby High School?
2,136 students attend Derby High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Derby High School students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Derby High School?
Derby High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Derby High School offer ?
Derby High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Derby High School part of?
Derby High School is part of Derby School District.

School Reviews

2   11/28/2014
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.
- Posted by Parent - s_vic

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,136 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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