Piper High

Summary:

Piper High is a public high school located in Kansas City, Kansas, serving 779 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Kansas City school district, which is ranked 82 out of 269 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Piper High has a relatively diverse student population, with 54% White, 17% African American, and 19% Hispanic students. Academically, the school's performance is generally on par with or slightly below the state averages, with 24% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 21% proficient or better in mathematics. However, the school's 11th-grade science performance, at 31% proficient or better, is higher than the state average. Piper High has a low percentage of economically disadvantaged students at 24%, lower than nearby schools like Wyandotte High (83%) and F.L. Schlagle High (79%). The school also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 15.3, compared to nearby schools like Wyandotte High (17.1) and Lansing High 9-12 (17.7).

While Piper High outperforms some of the lower-performing schools in the Kansas City area, it lags behind the top-performing schools in the state, such as Mill Valley High School and Basehor-Linwood High School. Additionally, Piper High's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 22 out of 323 Kansas high schools in 2012-2013 to 154 out of 327 in 2022-2023, suggesting that the school's performance may have declined relative to other high schools in the state.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4400 North 107 Street
       Kansas City, KS  66109


(913) 721-2100

District: Piper-Kansas City

SchoolDigger Rank:
154th of 327 Kansas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,206 Help


Feeder schools for Piper High:

Elementary:    Piper Creek Elementary
    Piper Prairie Elementary
Middle:    Piper Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  779

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.0%
Hispanic:
18.6%
African American:
16.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Piper High ranks better than 52.9% of high schools in Kansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Piper High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (54%), Hispanic (18.6%), African American (16.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Piper High is 15.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Piper High is $10,206.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Piper High:

SchoolDigger ranks Piper High 154th of 327 Kansas public high schools. (See Piper High in the ranking list.)

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Piper-Kansas City:

SchoolDigger ranks Piper-Kansas City 82nd of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Piper High

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Rank History for all students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.52 84th 262 67.9%
2007 72.02 72nd 280 74.3%
2008 39.44 189th 267 29.2%
2009 47.80 172nd 291 40.9%
2010 35.45 239th 302 20.9%
2011 73.94 63rd 298 78.9%
2012 74.98 41st 317 87.1%
2013 81.72 22nd 323 93.2%
2015 57.49 136th 326 58.3%
2016 80.90 50th 313 84.0%
2017 76.65 62nd 316 80.4%
2018 63.92 96th 314 69.4%
2019 71.75 72nd 325 77.8%
2021 59.34 115th 320 64.1%
2022 65.25 86th 324 73.5%
2023 51.30 154th 327 52.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.50 17th 64 73.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.32 90th 110 18.2%
2019 25.43 103rd 111 7.2%
2022 46.73 43rd 117 63.2%
2023 37.84 71st 122 41.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.66 55th 228 75.9%
2019 45.62 117th 229 48.9%
2021 33.88 150th 213 29.6%
2022 38.41 149th 223 33.2%
2023 25.61 205th 250 18.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.81 59th 248 76.2%
2019 65.92 73rd 249 70.7%
2021 38.16 169th 250 32.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.32 90th 110 18.2%
2019 25.43 103rd 111 7.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.65 85th 248 65.7%
2019 72.93 44th 252 82.5%
2021 74.58 46th 258 82.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 18.88 27th 33 18.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.37 9th 47 80.9%
2019 70.05 6th 46 87.0%
2021 44.83 25th 48 47.9%
2022 32.64 33rd 50 34.0%
2023 47.49 24th 53 54.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.30 24th 89 73.0%
2019 69.87 26th 92 71.7%
2021 80.28 14th 99 85.9%
2022 75.07 17th 102 83.3%
2023 36.59 69th 110 37.3%
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Rank History for White students at Piper High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.05 82nd 296 72.3%
2019 85.70 26th 306 91.5%
2021 68.90 65th 302 78.5%
2022 77.23 48th 307 84.4%
2023 69.76 69th 309 77.7%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Piper High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 473 10 1 12 4 n/a n/a 0 500
1989 467 10 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 488
1990 469 11 1 16 8 n/a n/a 0 505
1991 317 6 1 10 8 n/a n/a 0 342
1992 332 6 1 18 12 n/a n/a 0 369
1993 333 7 0 18 10 n/a n/a 0 368
1994 339 10 2 14 8 n/a n/a 0 373
1995 383 21 2 15 9 n/a n/a 0 430
1996 383 21 2 15 9 n/a n/a 0 430
1997 400 18 2 11 7 n/a n/a 0 438
1998 416 18 3 16 7 n/a n/a 0 460
1999 384 24 4 17 7 n/a n/a 0 436
2000 414 29 2 17 4 n/a n/a 0 466
2001 391 31 4 16 3 n/a n/a 0 445
2002 370 40 4 22 1 n/a n/a 0 437
2003 370 40 4 22 1 n/a n/a 0 437
2004 364 42 3 16 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2005 356 55 3 17 1 n/a n/a 0 432
2006 371 64 2 20 1 n/a n/a 0 458
2007 384 95 3 17 5 n/a n/a 1 505
2008 366 113 7 26 5 n/a n/a 2 519
2009 341 130 8 33 4 n/a n/a 5 521
2010 364 144 5 34 2 0 0 0 549
2011 340 144 3 36 0 0 0 0 523
2012 364 131 3 41 0 0 1 0 540
2013 380 122 3 50 1 0 6 0 562
2014 366 122 6 61 2 0 15 0 572
2015 363 118 7 74 1 0 16 0 579
2016 358 123 12 68 3 0 21 0 585
2017 368 119 11 73 4 3 22 0 600
2018 344 124 16 79 4 3 19 0 589
2019 359 112 23 75 2 2 21 0 594
2020 395 128 19 89 1 1 25 0 658
2021 406 155 22 114 2 1 31 0 731
2022 414 127 26 120 1 1 36 0 725
2023 421 132 35 145 2 1 43 0 779

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Piper High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 500 32.0 15.6 0
1989 488 33.0 14.7 n/a
1990 505 38.0 13.2 0
1991 342 21.6 15.8 n/a
1992 369 22.0 16.7 6.2
1993 368 24.0 15.3 4.1
1994 373 26.4 14.1 3.5
1995 430 26.0 16.5 3.5
1996 430 26.0 16.5 3.5
1997 438 27.4 16.0 3
1998 460 28.2 16.3 2.6
1999 436 28.9 15.1 4.1
2000 466 29.4 15.9 3.9
2001 445 31.1 14.3 3.8
2002 437 29.8 14.7 5.7
2003 437 29.8 14.7 5.7
2004 426 29.1 14.6 4
2005 432 29.3 14.7 4.4
2006 458 30.3 15.1 4.6
2007 505 36.1 14.0 5.6
2008 519 31.8 16.3 7.4
2009 521 32.0 16.3 9.9
2010 549 32.0 17.1 14.4
2011 523 30.8 16.9 15.7
2012 540 32.4 16.6 18
2013 562 38.1 14.7 18.9
2014 572 36.1 15.8 18.2
2015 579 35.0 16.5 20.7
2016 585 38.0 15.3 20.3
2017 600 41.0 14.6 18.8
2018 589 41.0 14.3 20.5
2019 594 43.3 13.7 19
2020 658 44.8 14.6 17.2
2021 731 49.0 14.9 16
2022 725 47.0 15.4 16
2023 779 50.7 15.3 24.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Piper High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 500 32.0 15.6 0
1989 488 33.0 14.7 n/a
1990 505 38.0 13.2 0
1991 342 21.6 15.8 n/a
1992 369 22.0 16.7 6.2
1993 368 24.0 15.3 4.1
1994 373 26.4 14.1 3.5
1995 430 26.0 16.5 3.5
1996 430 26.0 16.5 3.5
1997 438 27.4 16.0 3
1998 460 28.2 16.3 2.6
1999 436 28.9 15.1 4.1
2000 466 29.4 15.9 3.9
2001 445 31.1 14.3 3.8
2002 437 29.8 14.7 5.7
2003 437 29.8 14.7 5.7
2004 426 29.1 14.6 4
2005 432 29.3 14.7 4.4
2006 458 30.3 15.1 4.6
2007 505 36.1 14.0 5.6
2008 519 31.8 16.3 7.4
2009 521 32.0 16.3 9.9
2010 549 32.0 17.1 14.4
2011 523 30.8 16.9 15.7
2012 540 32.4 16.6 18
2013 562 38.1 14.7 18.9
2014 572 36.1 15.8 18.2
2015 579 35.0 16.5 20.7
2016 585 38.0 15.3 20.3
2017 600 41.0 14.6 18.8
2018 589 41.0 14.3 20.5
2019 594 43.3 13.7 19
2020 658 44.8 14.6 17.2
2021 731 49.0 14.9 16
2022 725 47.0 15.4 16
2023 779 50.7 15.3 24.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Piper High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $572 (5.6%) $9,634 (94.4%) $10,206

Data source: Kansas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Piper High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 72nd of 325 High schoolsRanks 154th of 327 High schools
 24.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Piper High)41.324
 17.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Piper-Kansas City)41.324
 17.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)28.526.7
 1.7%
10th Grade Mathematics (Piper High)28.421.4
 7%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Piper-Kansas City)28.421.4
 7%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)24.521
 3.5%
11th Grade Science (Piper High)35.531
 4.5%
   11th Grade Science (Piper-Kansas City)35.531
 4.5%
   11th Grade Science (Kansas)32.428.9
 3.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students594779
 31.1%
African American112132
 17.9%
American Indian22
Asian2335
 52.2%
Hispanic75145
 93.3%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White359421
 17.3%
Two or More Races2143
 104.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19%24.1%
 5.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Piper High

Students at Piper High are 54% White, 19% Hispanic, 17% African American, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Piper High ranks 154th of 327 Kansas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Piper High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Piper Creek Elementary
Elementary : Piper Prairie Elementary
Middle : Piper Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 779 students attended Piper High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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