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South High School

Public | 9-12 | 1394 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2005

I am very satisfied by the education I recieved at Wichita South,I was always challenged to my highest potential.They helped me on my homework, helped me make the best out of every situation.But on the other hand I also had a great teacher that was always there to help me and made me want to come to class everday. His name is Jon Berseth,I had him for Entreprenurship 1&2 ,and He also was the leader of Deca (A Financial Club For Students).
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

336 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

346 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

350 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
60%
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

2012

 
 
n/a
Reading

2012

 
 
n/a
Science

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students58%
African American32%
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnic67%
American Indian30%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities24%
Proficient in English27%

Reading

All Students68%
African American46%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnic64%
American Indian70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
Proficient in English33%

Science

All Students61%
African American37%
Hispanic52%
Multi-ethnic63%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities38%
Proficient in English27%
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 Students62%
African American43%
Hispanic68%
Multi-ethnic64%
American Indian80%
Pacific Islander73%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities31%
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 48% 67%
Hispanic 19% 17%
Black 17% 7%
Two or more races 9% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 76%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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