Shawnee Mission West High

Summary:

Shawnee Mission West High is a public high school serving 1,640 students in grades 9-12 in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, which is part of the Shawnee Mission Public School District. The school stands out for its diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 46.1% White, 13.54% African American, 30.18% Hispanic, 2.44% Asian, and 7.26% two or more races - more diverse than nearby Shawnee Mission East High, which has an 82.79% White student population.

Academically, Shawnee Mission West High's performance on state assessments is generally lower than the district and state averages, with only 26.25% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the district average of 33.57% and the state average of 26.74%. The school also has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch at 54.39%, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds compared to schools like Shawnee Mission East High, which has only 12.2% of students in this category.

Shawnee Mission West High's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 172nd out of 327 Kansas high schools in the 2022-2023 school year (rated 2 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger) to as high as 53rd out of 316 Kansas high schools in the 2016-2017 school year (rated 4 out of 5 stars). This ranking is lower than some of the nearby high-performing schools like Blue Valley Northwest High and Shawnee Mission East High.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 8800 W 85th St
       Shawnee Mission, KS  66212-3898


(913) 993-7800

District: Shawnee Mission Pub School

SchoolDigger Rank:
172nd of 327 Kansas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,426 Help


Feeder schools for Shawnee Mission West High:

Elementary:    Apache Elementary
    Christa McAuliffe Elementary
    Comanche Elementary
    Lenexa Hills Elementary
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Middle:    Westridge Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.7 Help
Number of students:  1,640

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.1%
Hispanic:
30.2%
African American:
13.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Shawnee Mission West High ranks worse than 52.6% of high schools in Kansas. It also ranks 4th 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 47.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Shawnee Mission West High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.1%), Hispanic (30.2%), African American (13.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shawnee Mission West High is 15.7. 2 high schools in the Shawnee Mission Pub School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shawnee Mission West High is $10,426, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Shawnee Mission Pub School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shawnee Mission West High:

SchoolDigger ranks Shawnee Mission West High 172nd of 327 Kansas public high schools. (See Shawnee Mission West 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 West High

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Rank History for all students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 74.94 51st 262 80.5%
2007 66.64 91st 280 67.5%
2008 18.97 244th 267 8.6%
2009 45.92 182nd 291 37.5%
2010 53.55 170th 302 43.7%
2011 53.12 162nd 298 45.6%
2012 64.72 125th 317 60.6%
2013 61.59 134th 323 58.5%
2015 59.33 127th 326 61.0%
2016 75.82 62nd 313 80.2%
2017 81.13 53rd 316 83.2%
2018 66.40 84th 314 73.2%
2019 61.57 106th 325 67.4%
2021 51.34 152nd 320 52.5%
2022 60.22 107th 324 67.0%
2023 47.27 172nd 327 47.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.22 30th 49 38.8%
2019 47.65 27th 58 53.4%
2021 26.41 41st 55 25.5%
2022 45.32 27th 57 52.6%
2023 39.77 33rd 64 48.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.58 15th 47 68.1%
2019 37.81 30th 49 38.8%
2021 33.03 26th 41 36.6%
2022 49.01 11th 36 69.4%
2023 55.78 8th 42 81.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.32 90th 110 18.2%
2019 60.03 21st 111 81.1%
2021 34.07 75th 115 34.8%
2022 37.14 63rd 117 46.2%
2023 34.40 80th 122 34.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.56 88th 228 61.4%
2019 36.05 154th 229 32.8%
2021 34.28 148th 213 30.5%
2022 52.66 87th 223 61.0%
2023 43.73 143rd 250 42.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.46 80th 248 67.7%
2019 62.47 82nd 249 67.1%
2021 43.78 143rd 250 42.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.32 90th 110 18.2%
2019 60.03 21st 111 81.1%
2021 34.07 75th 115 34.8%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.93 14th 35 60.0%
2019 84.41 1st 37 97.3%
2021 43.40 24th 35 31.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.47 71st 248 71.4%
2019 56.04 101st 252 59.9%
2021 58.51 94th 258 63.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.43 20th 29 31.0%
2021 49.98 14th 29 51.7%
2022 73.53 7th 28 75.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.97 21st 47 55.3%
2019 61.80 13th 46 71.7%
2021 41.81 29th 48 39.6%
2022 43.71 27th 50 46.0%
2023 45.00 27th 53 49.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.91 28th 89 68.5%
2019 44.43 42nd 92 54.3%
2021 37.55 59th 99 40.4%
2022 47.85 49th 102 52.0%
2023 42.65 62nd 110 43.6%
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Rank History for White students at Shawnee Mission West High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.40 36th 296 87.8%
2019 82.44 30th 306 90.2%
2021 74.14 52nd 302 82.8%
2022 80.58 33rd 307 89.3%
2023 72.09 63rd 309 79.6%
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 West High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 2052 63 49 32 3 n/a n/a 0 2199
1989 1920 56 42 28 3 n/a n/a 0 2049
1990 1718 53 47 37 4 n/a n/a 0 1859
1991 1722 34 38 26 6 n/a n/a 0 1826
1992 1607 63 83 55 21 n/a n/a 0 1829
1993 1491 72 76 63 10 n/a n/a 0 1712
1994 1525 85 79 67 9 n/a n/a 0 1765
1995 1466 85 56 62 5 n/a n/a 0 1674
1996 1466 85 56 62 5 n/a n/a 0 1674
1997 1533 71 67 66 5 n/a n/a 0 1742
1998 1565 87 78 76 7 n/a n/a 0 1813
1999 1642 91 77 100 9 n/a n/a 0 1919
2000 1684 81 64 84 10 n/a n/a 0 1923
2001 1699 98 70 126 12 n/a n/a 0 2005
2002 1719 145 62 129 10 n/a n/a 0 2065
2003 1719 145 62 129 10 n/a n/a 0 2065
2004 1691 171 63 115 12 n/a n/a 0 2052
2005 1703 173 57 121 7 n/a n/a 19 2080
2006 1615 180 55 157 9 n/a n/a 26 2042
2007 1568 201 54 170 9 n/a n/a 30 2032
2008 1494 207 60 204 9 n/a n/a 50 2024
2009 1375 199 53 198 16 n/a n/a 52 1893
2010 1292 183 48 238 4 3 86 0 1854
2011 1228 207 51 257 11 3 89 0 1846
2012 1185 231 49 291 10 3 96 0 1865
2013 1130 245 47 308 12 3 101 0 1846
2014 1050 256 54 325 6 5 106 0 1802
2015 1050 282 58 347 8 5 109 0 1859
2016 1026 274 50 352 6 3 99 0 1810
2017 1004 254 55 371 4 7 97 0 1792
2018 970 265 45 378 4 4 96 0 1762
2019 875 251 44 390 3 4 97 0 1664
2020 841 243 50 413 1 4 102 0 1654
2021 841 230 48 425 3 4 111 0 1662
2022 790 220 43 469 4 3 113 0 1642
2023 756 222 40 495 5 3 119 0 1640

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 West High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2199 126.0 17.4 0
1989 2049 121.0 16.9 n/a
1990 1859 110.8 16.7 0
1991 1826 109.3 16.7 n/a
1992 1829 107.1 17.0 3.9
1993 1712 109.7 15.6 5.1
1994 1765 111.6 15.8 7
1995 1674 111.0 15.1 11.5
1996 1674 111.0 15.1 11.5
1997 1742 110.8 15.7 10.7
1998 1813 115.1 15.8 8.7
1999 1919 124.5 15.4 7.5
2000 1923 123.4 15.6 6.3
2001 2005 124.8 16.1 7.4
2002 2065 130.0 15.9 8.9
2003 2065 130.0 15.9 8.9
2004 2052 121.0 17.0 10.8
2005 2080 124.0 16.8 11.7
2006 2042 124.0 16.5 13.6
2007 2032 135.3 15.0 15.3
2008 2024 121.8 16.6 16.4
2009 1893 124.9 15.2 24.1
2010 1854 108.4 17.1 24.7
2011 1846 107.3 17.2 28.5
2012 1865 110.0 16.9 34.7
2013 1846 103.3 17.8 38.4
2014 1802 97.2 18.5 41.6
2015 1859 107.0 17.3 42.8
2016 1810 109.0 16.6 42.8
2017 1792 103.6 17.2 43.5
2018 1762 99.6 17.6 42.6
2019 1664 95.6 17.4 43.5
2020 1654 99.6 16.6 44.9
2021 1662 102.1 16.2 43.8
2022 1642 103.1 15.9 41.3
2023 1640 104.0 15.7 54.4

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 West High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2199 126.0 17.4 0
1989 2049 121.0 16.9 n/a
1990 1859 110.8 16.7 0
1991 1826 109.3 16.7 n/a
1992 1829 107.1 17.0 3.9
1993 1712 109.7 15.6 5.1
1994 1765 111.6 15.8 7
1995 1674 111.0 15.1 11.5
1996 1674 111.0 15.1 11.5
1997 1742 110.8 15.7 10.7
1998 1813 115.1 15.8 8.7
1999 1919 124.5 15.4 7.5
2000 1923 123.4 15.6 6.3
2001 2005 124.8 16.1 7.4
2002 2065 130.0 15.9 8.9
2003 2065 130.0 15.9 8.9
2004 2052 121.0 17.0 10.8
2005 2080 124.0 16.8 11.7
2006 2042 124.0 16.5 13.6
2007 2032 135.3 15.0 15.3
2008 2024 121.8 16.6 16.4
2009 1893 124.9 15.2 24.1
2010 1854 108.4 17.1 24.7
2011 1846 107.3 17.2 28.5
2012 1865 110.0 16.9 34.7
2013 1846 103.3 17.8 38.4
2014 1802 97.2 18.5 41.6
2015 1859 107.0 17.3 42.8
2016 1810 109.0 16.6 42.8
2017 1792 103.6 17.2 43.5
2018 1762 99.6 17.6 42.6
2019 1664 95.6 17.4 43.5
2020 1654 99.6 16.6 44.9
2021 1662 102.1 16.2 43.8
2022 1642 103.1 15.9 41.3
2023 1640 104.0 15.7 54.4

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 West High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $753 (7.2%) $9,673 (92.8%) $10,426

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shawnee Mission West High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 106th of 325 High schoolsRanks 172nd of 327 High schools
 20%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Mission West High)29.826.3
 3.5%
   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 West High)24.315.3
 9%
   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 West High)3930.8
 8.1%
   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 Students16641640
 1.4%
African American251222
 11.6%
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian4440
 9.1%
Hispanic390495
 26.9%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White875756
 13.6%
Two or More Races97119
 22.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43.5%54.4%
 10.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Shawnee Mission West High

Shawnee Mission West High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Apache Elementary
Elementary : Christa McAuliffe Elementary
Elementary : Comanche Elementary
Elementary : Lenexa Hills Elementary
Elementary : Overland Park Elementary
Elementary : Pawnee Elementary
Elementary : Sunflower Elementary
Middle : Westridge Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,640 students attended Shawnee Mission West High.

Students at Shawnee Mission West High are 46% White, 30% Hispanic, 14% African American, 7% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Shawnee Mission West High ranks 172nd of 327 Kansas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 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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