South High School

701 W 33rd S
Wichita, KS 67217
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
South High School serves 1,697 students in grades 9-12.
South 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 9% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,697 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

South High School's student population of 1,697 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,697 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
116 teachers
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School Rankings

South High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#1240 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
33%
21%
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Black
18%
6%
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White
35%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Graduation Rate
82%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
10%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South High School's ranking?
South High School is ranked #1240 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are South High School often compared to?
South High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northwest High School, North High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
What is the graduation rate of South High School?
The graduation rate of South High School is 82%, which is lower than the Kansas state average of 86%.
How many students attend South High School?
1,697 students attend South High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
35% of South High School students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South High School?
South High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does South High School offer ?
South High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is South High School part of?
South High School is part of Wichita School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,697 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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