Western Plains High School

100 School St.
Ransom, KS 67572
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Western Plains High School serves 51 students in grades 6-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Western Plains 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 2017-18 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 Placements

Western Plains High School places 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 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students51 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

Western Plains High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#1057 out of 1265 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
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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%
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Diversity Score
0.540.54
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
10%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestern Plains School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Western Plains High School is Ness City High School (13.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Western Plains North Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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