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Halstead High School

Public | 9-12 | 239 students

 
 

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Posted August 4, 2014

I graduated from this school in 2002 and I have 3 kids now going to school in the Halstead district. I LOVE USD 440. The teachers know all the students and have a real connection with them. Halstead is a smaller school but had so much to offer. I can't say enough about what an amazing school it truly is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

I would consider this one of the top school districts in the state. Academic performance is outstanding with many kids scoring higher than 30 on the ACT. The school achieved the standard of excellence on all 12 state assessments in 2005. My children actually feel like they are apart of the school rather than just going to school. They have a very successful athletic program where all participants are welcome. They don't have tryouts and cut people from the teams. My children play football, basketball, baseball and one runs track. The community is warm and safe. People will go out of their way to say 'Hi' and try to get to know you and your family. The support is fantastic. We couldn't be happier. I work in Wichita and it takes me less than 20 minutes to get to and from work. Worth the look!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

The smaller amount of kids that go here mean that everyone tends to get along with everyone. When I went (graduating class 2001) there were no real defined clicks. It was nice. They have one of the most awsome music programs I have ever been in and I have moved 27 times and been in 27+ schools. The music teacher Mr. Chronister devotes his life to the music. There is also a wonderful athletics program. And the town itself is really pretty. Check it out if you are interested in that area. You won't regret it!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

59 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
66%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 88% 67%
Hispanic 8% 17%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 40%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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521 West 6th St
Halstead, KS 67056
Phone: (316) 835-2682

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