Shawnee Mission South High

Summary:

Shawnee Mission South High is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, with a student population of 1,586. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, offering a diverse and equitable education that sets it apart from nearby institutions.

Academically, Shawnee Mission South High excels, with proficiency rates on state assessments that exceed the district and state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, 35.87% of 10th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 33.57% for the Shawnee Mission Public School district and 26.74% for the state. The school's strong performance extends to other subject areas as well, with 29.43% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in Mathematics and 38.37% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in Science. This consistent academic excellence has earned Shawnee Mission South High rankings ranging from 5th to 49th out of 327 schools in Kansas over the past several years.

In addition to its academic prowess, Shawnee Mission South High stands out for its diverse student population, with 64.75% White, 7.76% African American, 19.29% Hispanic, and 2.84% Asian students. This diversity is higher than some nearby schools, such as Shawnee Mission East High, which has an 82.79% White student population. Shawnee Mission South High's commitment to equity is evident in its strong performance across different student subgroups, often exceeding the state and Shawnee Mission district averages. This suggests that the school is effectively supporting and challenging students from diverse backgrounds, making it a standout educational option in the region.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 5800 W 107th St
       Overland Park, KS  66207


(913) 993-7500

District: Shawnee Mission Pub School

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 327 Kansas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,147 Help


Feeder schools for Shawnee Mission South High:

Elementary:    Brookridge Elementary
    Brookwood Elementary
    John Diemer Elementary
    Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary
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Middle:    Indian Woods Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  1,586

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.8%
Hispanic:
19.3%
African American:
7.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Shawnee Mission South High ranks better than 85% of high schools in Kansas. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Shawnee Mission Pub School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.8%), Hispanic (19.3%), African American (7.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shawnee Mission South High is 15.6, which is the 2nd best among 5 high schools in the Shawnee Mission Pub School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shawnee Mission South High is $10,147. 3 high schools in the Shawnee Mission Pub School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shawnee Mission South High:

SchoolDigger ranks Shawnee Mission South High 49th of 327 Kansas public high schools. (See Shawnee Mission South High in the ranking list.)

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Shawnee Mission Pub School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shawnee Mission Pub School 48th of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Shawnee Mission South High

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Rank History for all students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 86.67 19th 262 92.7%
2007 84.83 24th 280 91.4%
2008 45.79 171st 267 36.0%
2009 73.93 54th 291 81.4%
2010 74.99 59th 302 80.5%
2011 68.90 86th 298 71.1%
2012 65.29 113th 317 64.4%
2013 68.95 96th 323 70.3%
2015 81.18 28th 326 91.4%
2016 88.87 26th 313 91.7%
2017 88.54 32nd 316 89.9%
2018 92.57 17th 314 94.6%
2019 83.73 31st 325 90.5%
2021 88.53 18th 320 94.4%
2022 82.80 36th 324 88.9%
2023 77.76 49th 327 85.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.14 6th 49 87.8%
2019 81.23 10th 58 82.8%
2021 71.65 11th 55 80.0%
2022 51.50 23rd 57 59.6%
2023 75.37 10th 64 84.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.14 7th 47 85.1%
2019 31.92 38th 49 22.4%
2021 61.97 6th 41 85.4%
2022 54.83 7th 36 80.6%
2023 46.72 19th 42 54.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.84 12th 110 89.1%
2019 57.53 27th 111 75.7%
2021 54.61 36th 115 68.7%
2022 77.24 11th 117 90.6%
2023 60.58 32nd 122 73.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.34 80th 228 64.9%
2019 48.50 106th 229 53.7%
2021 68.33 41st 213 80.8%
2022 73.43 36th 223 83.9%
2023 65.19 58th 250 76.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.10 23rd 248 90.7%
2019 78.49 37th 249 85.1%
2021 89.34 13th 250 94.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.84 12th 110 89.1%
2019 57.53 27th 111 75.7%
2021 54.61 36th 115 68.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.62 4th 35 88.6%
2019 65.10 12th 37 67.6%
2021 62.97 12th 35 65.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.38 14th 248 94.4%
2019 84.76 22nd 252 91.3%
2021 84.17 28th 258 89.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.78 14th 29 51.7%
2019 66.45 10th 32 68.8%
2022 14.92 22nd 28 21.4%
2023 54.78 15th 33 54.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.05 12th 47 74.5%
2019 66.00 9th 46 80.4%
2021 87.35 2nd 48 95.8%
2022 97.19 3rd 50 94.0%
2023 78.36 6th 53 88.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.52 30th 89 66.3%
2019 36.22 56th 92 39.1%
2021 56.72 38th 99 61.6%
2022 57.00 39th 102 61.8%
2023 50.34 52nd 110 52.7%
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Rank History for White students at Shawnee Mission South High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.90 8th 296 97.3%
2019 92.88 9th 306 97.1%
2021 94.71 4th 302 98.7%
2022 90.17 7th 307 97.7%
2023 85.44 24th 309 92.2%
See the entire list of Best Kansas High Schools for White Students!

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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Shawnee Mission South High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1766 29 39 13 5 n/a n/a 0 1852
1989 1601 27 48 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1691
1990 1581 45 57 12 6 n/a n/a 0 1701
1991 1625 23 13 12 3 n/a n/a 0 1676
1992 1671 43 46 16 2 n/a n/a 0 1778
1993 1703 45 54 19 2 n/a n/a 0 1823
1994 1701 44 61 27 4 n/a n/a 0 1837
1995 1657 55 79 33 7 n/a n/a 0 1831
1996 1657 55 79 33 7 n/a n/a 0 1831
1997 1663 67 71 37 5 n/a n/a 0 1843
1998 1719 62 73 44 8 n/a n/a 0 1906
1999 1662 74 73 57 6 n/a n/a 0 1872
2000 1630 75 73 57 6 n/a n/a 0 1841
2001 1642 80 70 61 11 n/a n/a 0 1864
2002 1557 77 57 64 13 n/a n/a 0 1768
2003 1557 77 57 64 13 n/a n/a 0 1768
2004 1493 90 66 95 11 n/a n/a 0 1755
2005 1430 123 66 124 13 n/a n/a 21 1777
2006 1416 127 73 128 5 n/a n/a 22 1771
2007 1332 126 63 136 8 n/a n/a 32 1697
2008 1279 131 61 143 9 n/a n/a 32 1655
2009 1198 131 55 128 13 n/a n/a 45 1570
2010 990 80 47 205 9 1 160 0 1492
2011 985 98 52 185 8 0 120 0 1448
2012 948 116 61 189 4 0 102 0 1420
2013 922 118 56 178 3 0 66 0 1343
2014 952 116 57 194 2 1 40 0 1362
2015 970 103 60 203 3 2 51 0 1392
2016 1003 127 55 237 3 2 48 0 1475
2017 1024 131 46 250 3 2 65 0 1521
2018 1002 132 55 263 2 3 65 0 1522
2019 1014 129 43 295 3 0 69 0 1553
2020 1015 118 34 289 3 0 64 0 1523
2021 1019 110 37 274 3 1 66 0 1510
2022 992 116 37 286 1 0 80 0 1512
2023 1027 123 45 306 0 0 85 0 1586

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 Shawnee Mission South High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1852 104.0 17.8 0
1989 1691 112.0 15.0 n/a
1990 1701 100.8 16.8 0
1991 1676 100.5 16.6 n/a
1992 1778 105.8 16.8 1.1
1993 1823 111.0 16.4 1.6
1994 1837 113.6 16.2 2.3
1995 1831 111.7 16.4 3.8
1996 1831 111.7 16.4 3.8
1997 1843 111.5 16.5 4.2
1998 1906 112.0 17.0 3.3
1999 1872 113.7 16.5 3.5
2000 1841 116.2 15.8 2.7
2001 1864 113.1 16.5 4.1
2002 1768 106.5 16.6 4.3
2003 1768 106.5 16.6 4.3
2004 1755 99.0 17.7 7.5
2005 1777 96.7 18.4 9.1
2006 1771 110.0 16.1 8.1
2007 1697 118.0 14.4 8.9
2008 1655 102.0 16.2 11
2009 1570 106.0 14.8 16.7
2010 1492 93.1 16.0 20
2011 1448 88.1 16.4 22.9
2012 1420 90.4 15.6 25.1
2013 1343 80.8 16.6 25.8
2014 1362 77.3 17.6 26.1
2015 1392 85.0 16.3 26.7
2016 1475 86.0 17.1 29.6
2017 1521 88.8 17.1 29.1
2018 1522 87.6 17.3 27.1
2019 1553 89.1 17.4 28.7
2020 1523 88.6 17.1 27.2
2021 1510 87.7 17.2 25.6
2022 1512 94.1 16.0 27
2023 1586 101.1 15.6 33.9

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 Shawnee Mission South High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1852 104.0 17.8 0
1989 1691 112.0 15.0 n/a
1990 1701 100.8 16.8 0
1991 1676 100.5 16.6 n/a
1992 1778 105.8 16.8 1.1
1993 1823 111.0 16.4 1.6
1994 1837 113.6 16.2 2.3
1995 1831 111.7 16.4 3.8
1996 1831 111.7 16.4 3.8
1997 1843 111.5 16.5 4.2
1998 1906 112.0 17.0 3.3
1999 1872 113.7 16.5 3.5
2000 1841 116.2 15.8 2.7
2001 1864 113.1 16.5 4.1
2002 1768 106.5 16.6 4.3
2003 1768 106.5 16.6 4.3
2004 1755 99.0 17.7 7.5
2005 1777 96.7 18.4 9.1
2006 1771 110.0 16.1 8.1
2007 1697 118.0 14.4 8.9
2008 1655 102.0 16.2 11
2009 1570 106.0 14.8 16.7
2010 1492 93.1 16.0 20
2011 1448 88.1 16.4 22.9
2012 1420 90.4 15.6 25.1
2013 1343 80.8 16.6 25.8
2014 1362 77.3 17.6 26.1
2015 1392 85.0 16.3 26.7
2016 1475 86.0 17.1 29.6
2017 1521 88.8 17.1 29.1
2018 1522 87.6 17.3 27.1
2019 1553 89.1 17.4 28.7
2020 1523 88.6 17.1 27.2
2021 1510 87.7 17.2 25.6
2022 1512 94.1 16.0 27
2023 1586 101.1 15.6 33.9

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 Shawnee Mission South High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $496 (4.9%) $9,650 (95.1%) $10,147

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shawnee Mission South High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 325 High schoolsRanks 49th of 327 High schools
 5.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Mission South High)37.435.9
 1.5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Mission Pub School)37.533.6
 3.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)28.526.7
 1.7%
10th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Mission South High)38.829.4
 9.4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Mission Pub School)32.628.1
 4.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)24.521
 3.5%
11th Grade Science (Shawnee Mission South High)43.438.4
 5%
   11th Grade Science (Shawnee Mission Pub School)42.136.2
 5.9%
   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 Students15531586
 2.1%
African American129123
 4.7%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian4345
 4.7%
Hispanic295306
 3.7%
Pacific Islander00
White10141027
 1.3%
Two or More Races6985
 23.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.7%33.9%
 5.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Shawnee Mission South High

Students at Shawnee Mission South High are 65% White, 19% Hispanic, 8% African American, 5% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,586 students attended Shawnee Mission South High.

Shawnee Mission South High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Brookridge Elementary
Elementary : Brookwood Elementary
Elementary : John Diemer Elementary
Elementary : Oak Park-Carpenter Elementary
Elementary : Rosehill Elementary
Elementary : Trailwood Elementary
Middle : Indian Woods Middle

Shawnee Mission South High ranks 49th of 327 Kansas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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