Heights High School

  • Heights High School serves 1,201 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the KS average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 35%.
  • Heights High School operates within the Wichita School District.
  • Wichita School District's 77% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 88%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1201 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,201 students
Heights High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Heights High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
Heights High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeHeights High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
Heights High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
1%
1%
Heights High School American Indian Students (1988-2015)
Asian
2%
3%
Heights High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
14%
19%
Heights High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
31%
7%
Heights High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
43%
65%
Heights High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
9%
5%
Heights High School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHeights High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownKS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.700.54
Heights High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
45%
40%
Heights High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
8%
10%
Heights High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Wichita School District's student population of 50,311 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 66% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,555 in this district is less than the state average of $13,276. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,691 is less than the state average of $12,850. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameWichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
3
Number of Students Managed50,311531
Wichita School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate77%88%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$582 MM$7 MM
Wichita School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$639 MM$7 MM
Wichita School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,555$13,276
Wichita School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,691$12,850
Wichita School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  10/11/2010
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!
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