Atchison Public Schools School District

626 Commercial Street
Atchison , KS 66002
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

Atchison Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022 school year, there are 3 public elementary schools serving 1,158 students in Atchison Public Schools School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Kansas.
Public Elementary Schools in Atchison Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the Kansas public elementary school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 39% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Atchison Public Schools School District are Atchison Elementary School, Atchison Middle School and Central School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Kansas public elementary school average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KS)
# Schools
4 Schools
969 Schools
# Students
1,616 Students
318,494 Students
# Teachers
139 Teachers
23,152 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Atchison Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 286 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has increased from 80-84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KS)
Overall District Rank
#219 out of 286 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Atchison Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
33%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Atchison Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Atchison Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Atchison Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.43
0.56
# American Indian Students
13 Students
2,370 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
4 Students
9,048 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
70 Students
65,884 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
20%
# Black Students
166 Students
21,617 Students
% Black Students
10%
7%
# White Students
1,196 Students
199,945 Students
% White Students
74%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
737 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
167 Students
18,893 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
56
16,643
# Students in K Grade:
118
32,203
# Students in 1st Grade:
126
33,518
# Students in 2nd Grade:
113
33,692
# Students in 3rd Grade:
110
34,397
# Students in 4th Grade:
129
34,535
# Students in 5th Grade:
110
35,601
# Students in 6th Grade:
132
36,208
# Students in 7th Grade:
123
27,702
# Students in 8th Grade:
114
27,480
# Students in 9th Grade:
150
1,462
# Students in 10th Grade:
127
1,554
# Students in 11th Grade:
104
1,526
# Students in 12th Grade:
104
1,643
# Ungraded Students:
-
330

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,563 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,276. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,411 is less than the state median of $15,145. The school district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
This School District
This State (KS)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$22 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Atchison Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$20 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Atchison Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,563
$16,276
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Atchison Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,411
$15,145
This chart display average spending per public school student in Atchison Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in KS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Atchison Public Schools School District Public Elementary Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Atchison Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
825 N 17th Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-1161
Grades: PK-5
| 760 students
Rank: #22.
Atchison Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 N 5th
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-5363
Grades: 6-8
| 361 students
Rank: #33.
Central School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
215 N 8th Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 360-6540
Grades: 1-12
| 37 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • District size: 4
  • Enrollment: 1,616 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in KS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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