Sowers Alternative High School

2400 Wassall St
Wichita, KS 67216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Sowers Alternative High School serves 55 students in grades 9-12.
Sowers Alternative High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Sowers Alternative High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Sowers Alternative High School's student population of 55 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students55 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Rankings

Sowers Alternative High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,265 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Sowers Alternative High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#249 out of 1265 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 Ratio4:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
22%
20%
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Black
22%
7%
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White
54%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.620.54
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWichita School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sowers Alternative High School is Chisholm Life Skills Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Jardine Technology Middle Magnet (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wichita Jardine Technology Middle Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 10% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 534 students
    0.6 miles
    3550 Ross Parkway
    Wichita, KS 67210
    (316) 973-4300
    0.6 6-8 534
  • Wichita Anderson Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 637 students
    0.9 miles
    2945 S Victoria
    Wichita, KS 67216
    (316) 973-1900
    0.9 PK-5 637
  • Wichita Colvin Elementary School Math: 10% | Reading: 11%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 702 students
    0.9 miles
    2820 S Roosevelt
    Wichita, KS 67210
    (316) 973-7600
    0.9 PK-5 702
  • Wichita Mead Middle School Math: 7% | Reading: 10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 558 students
    1.1 miles
    2601 E Skinner
    Wichita, KS 67211
    (316) 973-8500
    1.1 6-8 558
  • Wichita Chisholm Life Skills Center
    Grades: 10-12 | 97 students
    1.3 miles
    2515 E Osie
    Wichita, KS 67211
    (316) 973-9500
    1.3 10-12 97

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