100 School St.
Ransom, KS 67572
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Western Plains High School serves 51 students in grades 6-12.
Western Plains 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 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.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Western Plains High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

School Overview

Western Plains High School's student population of 51 students has grown by 64% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
51 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Plains High School 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 Western Plains High School is 0.54, which is equal to 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 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
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
45%
20%
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Black
2%
7%
White
51%
64%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
≥50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 51 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1% in KS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.54 (Top 50%)

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