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LHS Ranks Number Two in U.S. News and World Report

KSCB News - April 23, 2014 7:20 am

Liberal moves up from number seven to number two in the state in the US News and World Reports high school rankings. Here is what the publication has to say about the best high schools in Kansas.

To graduate, Kansas high school students must earn at least 21 credits in English language arts, history and government, science, mathematics, physical education, fine arts and electives. High school students also take state assessments in math, science, reading, writing and history and government, according to the Kansas State Department of Education.

Of the Kansas schools in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, two were awarded silver medals and 30 received bronze medals. The top-ranked high school in Kansas is East High School, a part of Witchita Public Schools, which is about 140 miles from Topeka.

Top Ranked KS Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

East High School

2301 EAST DOUGLAS, WICHITA, KS 67211

#2

Liberal Sr High

1611 WEST 2ND, LIBERAL, KS 67901

Other Notable KS Schools

These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.

Andover Central High School

603 EAST CENTRAL, ANDOVER, KS 67002

Arkansas City High

1200 WEST RADIO LN, ARKANSAS CITY, KS 67005

Baxter Springs High

100 NORTH MILITARY, BAXTER SPRINGS, KS 66713

Belle Plaine High

822 NORTH MERCHANT, BELLE PLAINE, KS 67013

Chanute High

1501 WEST 36TH ST, CHANUTE, KS 66720

Chapman High

400 WEST 4TH, CHAPMAN, KS 67431

Dodge City High School

2201 ROSS BLVD, DODGE CITY, KS 67801

Ell-Saline Middle/High School

414 EAST ANDERSON, BROOKVILLE, KS 67425

Overview

Liberal Sr High is ranked 2nd within Kansas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Liberal Sr High is 51 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 79 percent. Liberal Sr High is the only high school in the Liberal.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Silver
National Rank
#1457
State Rank
#2

See Best High Schools in Kansas

Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,193
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 79%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 71%
Full-Time Teachers 73

More About Student Body

Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 87%
Proficient in Math 86%
College Readiness Index 26.6

More About Test Scores

School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Fringe Rural
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school’s state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 1
Total Students 1,193
Proficient in Reading (district average) 87%
Proficient in Math (district average) 86%
College Readiness (district average) 26.6

 

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