301 W. Eagle Street
Otis, KS 67565
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Southwinds Academy serves 47 students in grades 3-12.
Southwinds Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Students: 47 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 40-59% (Btm 50% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Southwinds Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Southwinds Academy's student population of 47 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 3-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
47 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
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State Accredited Program
No
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
No
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

School Rankings

Southwinds Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Southwinds Academy is 0.43, which is less 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#215 out of 1267 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
20%
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Black
19%
7%
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White
73%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
6%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Graduation Rate
40-59%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
36%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Students: 47 students
  • State Accredited: No
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 40-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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