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Kansas City, KS

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2501 Minneosta Ave
Kansas City, KS 66102

(913) 627-7650
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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.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 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

- submitted by a community member
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.

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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
no rating 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
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
January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 01, 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
October 29, 2008
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July 27, 2008
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June 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
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
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
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
November 04, 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?

- submitted by a teacher
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
May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
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
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
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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Wyandotte High School
2501 Minneosta Ave, Kansas City, KS  66102
(913) 627-7650
Last modified Wyandotte High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wyandotte High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top