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Heights High School

Public | 9-12 | 1558 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2010

It's a safe school, they do not tolerate fighting or bullying which I love. They also have great teachers and a very good staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

Heights High School is a fabulous high school. It has great courses and gives you many scholarship opportunities. I recently attended the yearly spring concert and this years show was *Falcon Ritz*. It was beautiful and touching. It made me realize that Heights has a lot of falcon spirit and talent. I am a big fan. Please, if you ant to send your child to a decent high school, Heights is the place to be! Highly recommend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

As a Heights graduate and a parent of a student, I have seen many changes over the years. The school has gotten too big to keep up with all the students. Some administrators were very rude but I think that has changed this year. Most of the teachers are great and care about the students, especially the special education ones. I have noticed that some kids do tend to get their 'rule breaking' overlooked. Overall, it's not a bad school, there just needs to be some administrative improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

My oldest graduated from Heights last year, and is now a freshman at K-State. My youngest two are students there this year. Heights has some wonderful teachers, and I have been very pleased with the kids education. However, I do want to comment on last year's yearbook. The graphics are poor, the type used is awful, the writing isn't very good, and there is no mention of some of the academic clubs like Science Olympiad or Scholar's Bowl. A yearbook should be treasured, but my kids have no interest in even looking at theirs. And yes, Heights has great sports teams, but let's not forget our kids are there to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Heights is one of the best schools in the city of Wichita regardless what this site says. They have an excellent fine arts deparment, the sports there are the best, the academics are great. They always have muiltiple validictorians.Last Year Heights one of the only three schools in Wichita to meet APY which is part of No Child Left Behind. The school as a whole is constantly winning awards in all departments. So all around it is great. The teachers really get to know the students there and became friends with them. It really helps the students who may be stuggling. It lets them know someone is there for them to help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2005

You can find whatever you want at Heights. They have AP classes to receive college credit to help for those in need. Teachers are willing to set aside time to help those in need.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 8, 2004

This school is the best in the district. It is very diverse and does not descriminate toward any one. The teachers are the best, they do what they can to help with whatever you need. The sports at Heights are excellent, they have numerous amounts of certain things that you are sure to be interested in. The teachers challege students to do there best in everything that they do.
—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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

418 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

396 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

370 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
71%
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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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

All Students71%
African American55%
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnic81%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities44%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African American57%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnic81%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities59%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American47%
Hispanic45%
Multi-ethnic56%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander85%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
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

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 Students70%
African American57%
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnic68%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander86%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities32%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 68%
Black 32% 7%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
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 51%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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5301 North Hillside
Wichita, KS 67219
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