Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science

  • Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science serves 917 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 44% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 34%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 35%.

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Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science places among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

  • Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science's student population of 917 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students917 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science is 0.65, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall School Rank#566 out of 1,268 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
34%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
50%
19%
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Black
29%
7%
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White
14%
65%
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Two or more races
n/a
5%
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Diversity Score0.650.54
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Graduation Rate≥95%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
39%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKansas City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The quality and availability of academic programs and extracurricular activities is outstanding. There is a variety of sports and classes, along with the distinguished IB program and the unique Native Speakers Spanish courses. But sure, the facilities definitely need an upgrade, the general appearance of the school does not match it's elite magnet school status. The books in some classes are few, and the remaining, torn. The coursework is challenging, and even overwhelming at points. But, speaking as a senior graduating this year, I have to say it was worth it. It is a real accomplishment making it so far in such a rigorous college prep high school. The expectations are high, almost unrealistically, but the teachers are helpful and tutoring is also available. The students are very focused, so study-groups are definitely an option. I am in the Certificate IB program (which is like HALF IB, as compared to FULL Diploma IB), and it is definitely a challenge, but I look forward to graduating from this amazing school with the academic qualities it takes to succeed in college.
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5  
The quality of academic programs are excellent. However, the expectations of the students from some of the teachers are unrealistic. Some teachers feel that students should take responsibility to ask for academic assistance when needed and I agree. Some will make assumptions about students without explanation and become overly critical and stereotype a student and punish them. Some will also focus more on their status instead of genuine concern for the student's confusion in their teaching style. Some teachers choose not to call parents when students are having difficulty or failing. This is UNACCEPTABLE!!!! Many of the teachers are excellent in their teaching skils and support of the students. There are plenty of quality arts, sports and other extracurricular activities. The facilities could use an upgrade and they are lacking in having enough textbooks for the students for several classes. Parent involvement is average to above average. The school is only as good as it's instructors and administration.
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