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 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1201 students has declined by 22% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,201 students
Heights High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Heights High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Heights High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Heights High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Heights High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
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)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Heights High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
9%
5%
Heights High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Heights High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown KS 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.
0.70 0.31
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 (1993-2015)
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 (2000-2015)

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 decreased from 96% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,054 in this district is less than the state average of $13,712. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,307 is less than the state average of $14,121. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
3
Number of Students Managed 50,311 531
Wichita School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 77% 87%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $610 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $623 MM $8 MM
Wichita School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,054 $13,712
Wichita School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,307 $14,121
Wichita School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View 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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