Heights High School

  • Heights High School serves 1,151 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 15% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 35%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 19% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Heights 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

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School Overview

  • Heights High School's student population of 1,151 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,151 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Heights High School
Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Heights High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,268 schools in Kansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Heights High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
35%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
41%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
19%
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Black
31%
7%
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White
44%
65%
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Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Heights High School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kansas by year.KS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.31
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Graduation Rate
85%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Heights High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWichita School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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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!
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