Heights High School

  • Heights High School serves 1,110 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (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 12% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Heights High School's student population of 1,110 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,110 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Heights 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 Heights High School is 0.71, which is more 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#1223 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Heights High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
34%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Heights High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
39%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Heights High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.710.54
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Graduation Rate
89%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Heights High School and public school graduation rate of Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Heights High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
10%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Heights 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 NameWichita School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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