Shawnee Mission West High School

  • Shawnee Mission West High School serves 1,810 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (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 39% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 41%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Shawnee Mission West 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 17:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

Top Placements

Shawnee Mission West High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • Shawnee Mission West High School's student population of 1,810 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students1,810 students
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Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shawnee Mission West 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 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shawnee Mission West High School is 0.61, 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)
Overall School Rank
43%
28%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
35%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
19%
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Black
16%
7%
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White
57%
65%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shawnee Mission West High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score0.610.31
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Graduation Rate
83%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShawnee Mission Pub School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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