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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Shawnee Mission West High School operates within the Shawnee Mission Pub School District.
  • Shawnee Mission Pub School District's 89% graduation rate is higher than the Kansas state average of 85%.

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 1810 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 109 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students1,810 students
Shawnee Mission West High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Shawnee Mission West High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers109 teachers
Shawnee Mission West High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeShawnee Mission West High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Shawnee Mission West High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1268 schools in Kansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
35%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
41%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
Shawnee Mission West High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Shawnee Mission West High School American Indian Students (1992-2013)
Asian
2%
3%
Shawnee Mission West High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
20%
19%
Shawnee Mission West High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
16%
7%
Shawnee Mission West High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
57%
65%
Shawnee Mission West High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
5%
5%
Shawnee Mission West High School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsShawnee Mission West High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownKS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.31
Shawnee Mission West High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
83%
85%
Shawnee Mission West High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
40%
Shawnee Mission West High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
Shawnee Mission West High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Shawnee Mission West High School is Shawnee Mission Pub School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 285 school districts in Kansas (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Shawnee Mission Pub School District's student population of 27,286 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 91% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,456 in this district is less than the state average of $13,642. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,801 is less than the state average of $13,194. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four school years.
    School District NameShawnee Mission Pub School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    43
    3
    Number of Students Managed27,286520
    Shawnee Mission Pub School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    43%
    35%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    41%
    District Graduation Rate
    89%
    85%
    District Total Revenue$314 MM$7 MM
    District Spending$351 MM$7 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,456$13,642
    District Spending / Student$12,801$13,194
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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