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Wyandotte High School

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Posted October 24, 2013

The whole school cares about and wants what best for students. WHS is a climate that lets students know they are valued.


Posted October 8, 2013

Wyandotte High School under the leadership of Mary Stewart has been at the forefront of leadership for many years. They started a 1:1 initiative over 6 years ago before it became the buzz; they started Student Learning Communities as pioneers; they initiated a school based health clinic as one of some 2,000 in the country and they have many other undertakings such as a community garden; student internships at local businesses etc. They should be recognized for these bold steps in continuing to seek excellence. There are still opportunities for improvement: probably involving the students and the community more in the dialogue for solutions would help them as well as engaging teachers more to build a school of the 21st century


Posted July 25, 2013

Wyandotte high school is honestly a place i have found my self loving, and wanting to go to each and every day, I'm not saying its An easy place to be, because its not, i am a current student and even though sometimes it seams as though the kids are extremely out of line and under disciplined, and the teachers don't care, it I'd a place that if you pay attention and focus, it will teach you not only academics but life skills a well, and i for one an proud to be a bulldog and all ways will be.


Posted February 3, 2013

Wyandotte has a difficult challenge. The parents are all too often unwilling and indifferent, so their participation in their children's academic lives is basically nil. The teachers are not there to be psychologists or parole officers; they are there to instruct and guide. So, with regard to the parent who said her son had a "terrible time" at Wyandotte, I think it's clear she is dismissing the terrible time he himself inflicted on school. (And, for the record, mere accusations of racism aren't the same as actual racism taking place.). It's easy to expect the school to turn a troublemaker around, but the person ultimately responsible for that is the parent.


Posted March 13, 2009

Our son attended Wyandotte and it was great! We supported his teachers and staff 110% so we were a force to be reckoned with. We didn't wait on a call or report card time, we were in constant touch with the teachers. We taught him proper behavior and respect towards adults regardless if you don't agree with what's being said or you face the consequences when you get home. He's 17 and never a problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

I graduated in Class of '92 from Wyandotte! I love the school, but I do not like its current structure. The benchmarks are terrible and the classes are ran off of them, instead of giving my son valuable information that he will need in life. I believe with these Benchmarks, our children are being set up for failure and I wish the Board would reconsider using them as the basis for classes. Another thing I don't like is how high school students are forced into picking a trade...most adults don't know what they want to do, so how will a high school student know what they want to do in life, then they are forced into taking those specific classes all year without changing. That is torture to our children! Alleviate that torture and go back to teaching 'real' classes with homework and everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

My son is a freshman @ this school. He had a terrible time during the 1st quarter. Now yes he did cause some trouble. However once you get into trouble one time, the teachers seem to label your child as just that, & not willing to help them turn their lives around. I must say that it has been a constant up hill battle since day one. And when accused of racism, they just past the buck & this teacher just out right refused to try to fix or even apologize for their actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

I think it's a really great school and the teachers are the best this school really gets you ready for college1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2007

As a Former Student and paraeducator of Wyandotte HS, I am proud of the history and academic acheivements of my fellow Bulldogs. Honestly, I believe the lack of funding plays a huge part in the current state of academic life at 'the Dotte'. I am aware of the problems, all schools have theri own. in my huble opion a good way to help Wyandotte High School and the Other four schools in this area would be to return the top-grade students sequestered in Sumner Academy back to their home high school and stop stacking the deck academically against the rest of the students in the district who cannot compete with the high score recieved by over 300 highly intelligent student who have been taken away from their peer groups.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2006

My son goes to school here as did I. I think that the problem with Wyandotte isn't the teachers or leadership, it's the fact that we have parents now that are just lazy and don't participate in their childs education. I have been to parent teacher conf. 3 years now and each time I was able to speak to each teacher within minutes of arriving at that class. With a student body of over 1000 you do the math. Unless parents are involved you have no right to complain. I have had dealings with a couple of different sports teams and many teachers, unless us parents get off our butts and make our children accountable don't complain about there education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

Wyandotte High School is definately headed in the right direction. You see a strong dedication from teachers at this institution. With that, comes a dedication from students to apply themselves in their class work. You also have a very strong dedication from those that coach the different extracurricular activities. They are trying to instill in athletes, that sports and education go hand in hand. In sports, but most importantly school work, you have to show dedication, vision and maturity. I am very dissapointed in parent involvement. Parents have to realize that the support they give their children does not end when they reach the school doors, it should also carry over into the building. I hear lots of complaints from parents on what the school does and does not do...and it's usually from parents that spend little to no time at the school or events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

This is a wonderful school with teachers who truly care about students. Since the implementation of First Things First and the creation of the Small Learning Communities, Wyandotte High has improved both reading and math scores... and they continue to rise. In my visits to Wyandotte, I have witnessed teachers who have open, yet professional relationships with students. The class work is vigorous and many students plan on attending college. Regarding discipline, it is true that strict policies are enforced, but that is due to the fact that the principal and teachers have high expectations of students. It's a shame that anyone has time to type a negative comment about Wyandotte. Don't you think your time would be better spent by trying to build a better relationship with your child's teachers rather than complaining?
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Posted May 12, 2005

This school is a joke. It's a shame that sports is pushed onto these kids while they sink further behind the curb of life. If your kid(s) are looking for a fighting chance in life, then this IS NOT the stop for you. Keep driving. Another district 500 disater. While the reading & math percentage is extremely low the sense of fashion and hair will rank right up there. No focus on future. Just the right now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

I graduted a semester early and no longer had to attend classes at this school but I found it to be the worst period of my life. The educators all had good intentions, but the learning environment is askewed. If you are a parent or a potential student, look foward to sharing textbooks, constant interruptions from miscreant students, and temperature that doesn't stay the same. Depending on the small learning community you join, look foward to an endless amount of pointless time consumption at this H.S. Also, the bathrooms will be locked all the time due to people smoking in them. In my opinion this highschool should be shutdown. Props to all the teachers who came to teach. To avoid a ruined future send your student elsewhere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 14, 2004

my student goes to this school and he does not like it. he says that the teachers are all in to disaplen and they have metal detors. and there are no new desk and the computers are too slow.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2004

I am very impressed with Wyandotte. They truthfully have a group of educators there that are very interested in the students..and not just for paychecks. You also have to give a round of applause to their prinicipal, Walt Thompson, for doing a good job with the school.
—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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

204 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
35%
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

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U.S. History and Government

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students4%
African American7%
Hispanic1%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander4%
White12%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities6%
Proficient in English2%

Reading

All Students10%
African American15%
Hispanic6%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander7%
White12%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities6%
Proficient in English3%

Science

All Students4%
African American6%
Hispanic4%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander0%
White6%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilities19%
Proficient in English0%
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 Students40%
African American40%
Hispanic43%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander14%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities24%
Proficient in English10%
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
Hispanic 48% 17%
Black 35% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
White 7% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Track
  • Wrestling
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  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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2501 Minneosta Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 627-7650

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