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Maize Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1525 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 18, 2012

This school is amazing. The unique 4x4 non-rotating block isn't difficult to deal with at all. This school isn't always concerned about being the best (and putting stress on their students to keep a good image) like some Kansas City area schools. MHS wants to see students succeed at their own will- not because the school will be pressuring everyone to keep the scores looking good for looks by teaching to the test only. Teachers are always there to help. There are like 2 fights a year, if any. Some people think the rules are too strictly enforced, but obviously you're just coming from a school with loosely enforced rules or you did something wrong and are in denial. We have fun being who we want to be and living our lives. I totally recommend this school as a proud student who attends!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2012

Great teachers in my opinion. The administration at the principal level, assistant principal level, & the main leadership at the district level is greatly lacking & needs to be completely overhauled. I would not recommend this school at all to any parent. I have pulled out my student & will not let him attend another Maize school ever again. I & my wife are soooooooo disappointed in the leadership & hypocrisy of this school, that I cannot in all good conscience recommend this school (or the school district as a whole) to any parent wanting to transfer to this school. Their morals are degradative, their positions are abused, they cover for each other instead of listening or believing the students; & will suspend or expel a student for the smallest infractions. They'll scratch each others' backs - but yet will browbeat the students down emotionally. They are hypocritical to the core of the administration. Their SRO (in-school police officer) should have been fired long before he actually was - and they were told so by many...but as usual would not listen. If I could give less than a 1 star rating on this review, I would. A huge disappointment in it's leaders. Stay away from Maize!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

Good teachers and programs become insignificant when you have an administration who "strains at gnats and swallows camels." I have 4 children. 3 of them will graduate from Maize and have plenty of good memories of great teachers and activities. The thing I will remember as a parent is the hypocrisy and inequity of the administration. Give me a school instead where their main focus is educating students. ALL of them, not just the ones that make them look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

As an alum, I would agree there might be a bit more recreational drug use at Maize, but that shouldn't be an issue if as a parent you take an active role in your child's life and act like a parent and not a friend. Other notes about Maize, it has great Academics and Athletics, and better food that the Wichita school district. It does have cliques and politics like all schools, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, because students learn life isn't always fair. Over all my experience at Maize was excellent, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2011

Great school, my child actually enjoys going to school everyday. The teachers are great, and the district always sends out automatic calls to our home if there will be no school, ect. They always make sure anything the student does is okay with the parent, i love that.. Its just an overall great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

They have great academics, great teachers, great sports and great students!


Posted February 5, 2009

I am a sophmore at MHS and it is amazing! There so many extacurricular things to do, the teaching staff in excelent, the principals are great and friendly, and no matter what that one star person said, they are concerned with the big issues een if they don't come out to a parent and outline in extreme detail everything they are doing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

I am a junoir at Maize High School, and it just so happens to be one of the BEST SCHOOLS in Kansas! You people are just jealous that we do so well with our sports and other extracurricular activities. Get over your jealousy and maybe try going to my school and actually seeing what its like, rather than judging us on the internet.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2008

Horrible drug problem, worried about petty problems vs. the real issues they face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

This school has been the best school I have ever been to. There are a lot of oppertuinty to do things, many different activities, sports, and classes.
—Submitted by a 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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

387 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

363 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

498 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
70%
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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U.S. History and Government

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander96%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander95%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities89%
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 Students89%
African American70%
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander81%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities61%
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 79% 68%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Asian 5% 2%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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11600 West 45th St North
Maize, KS 67101
Phone: (316) 722-0441

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