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Derby High School

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Posted January 3, 2007

I am a graduate of Derby High School who moved to the district at the beginning of my Junior Year. I was a military kid, so I was used to the constant moving; however, I was very nervous about entering a new schoool district with different graduation standards, a different culture, and different opportunities than my last school. I am proud to say that the school staff and students welcomed me with open arms and made the transition incredibly easy. Despite the schools size, the faculty new me by name, and because of the schools size, I was able to experience opportunities that were previously unavailable to me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Derby and my experiences in the band, cross country, swimming, and FCA. If you are moving to the Wichita area, I would suggest looking into the Derby school district.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2006

I am a student at derby high school and I love it! I hated wichita schools and Derby makes me feel more safe!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2005

We graduated two children, a boy and a girl, from Derby High School after attending DHS beginning in 4th and 6th grade. My children found wonderful, caring teachers and a learning environment that helped them to excel. The extra curricular activities in Derby are wide-ranging and leave opportunities for every child in the district to find a place where they fit-in and can meet people with like interests. The parents truly care about the students and reputation of the school district. The community - for the most part - is supportive of the expense involved in living in one of the fastest growing cities in the state, and are usually willing to support the school district. THIS IS A FINE SCHOOL - We have been very proud to be associated with this school and community of Derby, KS.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

469 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

476 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

448 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

493 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

426 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
African American56%
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander82%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities55%
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students90%
African American64%
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students86%
African American54%
Hispanic74%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander88%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities63%
Proficient in English71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
African American76%
Hispanic71%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Black 5% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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920 North Rock Rd
Derby, KS 67037
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Phone: (316) 788-8500

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