Shawnee Heights Middle

Summary:

Shawnee Heights Middle is a public middle school in Tecumseh, Kansas, serving 538 students in grades 7-8. As part of the Shawnee Heights School District, which is ranked 110 out of 269 districts in the state, Shawnee Heights Middle has demonstrated strong academic performance, ranking in the top third of Kansas middle schools.

The school's diverse student population, with 65.61% White, 17.84% Hispanic, and 9.48% two or more races, is a notable strength. Shawnee Heights Middle has performed particularly well for Hispanic and multi-racial students, ranking 19th out of 140 and 19th out of 90 Kansas middle schools, respectively, in the 2022-2023 school year. However, the school's performance for other subgroups, such as disabled and gifted and talented students, has been less strong, suggesting opportunities for improvement in ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Compared to nearby schools, Shawnee Heights Middle generally outperforms Topeka Public Schools such as Landon Middle School and Jardine Middle School, which have lower academic performance and higher percentages of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. However, the school lags behind some of the higher-performing schools in the area, such as Washburn Rural Middle School.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 4335 SE Shawnee Heights Road
       Tecumseh, KS  66542-9796


(785) 379-5830

District: Shawnee Heights

SchoolDigger Rank:
110th of 362 Kansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,907 Help


Students who attend Shawnee Heights Middle usually attend:

High:    Shawnee Heights High

Feeder schools for Shawnee Heights Middle:

Elementary:    Berryton Elementary
    Shawnee Heights Elementary
    Tecumseh North Elementary
    Tecumseh South Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  538

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.6%
Hispanic:
17.8%
Two or more races:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.9% Help


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Compare Details Shawnee Heights Middle ranks better than 69.6% of middle schools in Kansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.6%), Hispanic (17.8%), two or more races (9.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shawnee Heights Middle is 12.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shawnee Heights Middle is $9,907.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shawnee Heights Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Shawnee Heights Middle 110th of 362 Kansas public middle schools. (See Shawnee Heights Middle in the ranking list.)

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Shawnee Heights:

SchoolDigger ranks Shawnee Heights 110th of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Shawnee Heights Middle

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Rank History for all students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 52.22 140th 277 49.5%
2007 55.08 137th 286 52.1%
2008 35.31 223rd 296 24.7%
2009 39.95 230th 307 25.1%
2010 40.13 234th 316 25.9%
2011 44.72 221st 320 30.9%
2012 49.63 217th 342 36.5%
2013 55.97 191st 355 46.2%
2015 60.63 114th 368 69.0%
2016 59.41 109th 343 68.2%
2017 68.21 73rd 358 79.6%
2018 75.90 47th 350 86.6%
2019 62.60 104th 368 71.7%
2021 47.26 174th 367 52.6%
2022 42.62 192nd 368 47.8%
2023 58.84 110th 362 69.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.38 35th 64 45.3%
2019 53.81 31st 70 55.7%
2021 32.60 57th 79 27.8%
2022 31.56 59th 83 28.9%
2023 69.83 19th 90 78.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.06 100th 132 24.2%
2019 47.70 70th 157 55.4%
2021 32.62 120th 160 25.0%
2022 38.97 96th 171 43.9%
2023 63.16 40th 178 77.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.94 63rd 255 75.3%
2019 58.49 81st 270 70.0%
2021 51.94 111th 275 59.6%
2022 44.31 138th 270 48.9%
2023 55.02 97th 300 67.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.98 50th 275 81.8%
2019 55.56 107th 294 63.6%
2021 52.06 122nd 313 61.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.06 100th 132 24.2%
2019 47.70 70th 157 55.4%
2021 32.62 120th 160 25.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.26 10th 31 67.7%
2019 32.01 35th 42 16.7%
2021 43.99 29th 39 25.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 41.56 9th 15 40.0%
2022 70.23 4th 15 73.3%
2023 48.58 9th 19 52.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.38 42nd 280 85.0%
2019 65.37 78th 301 74.1%
2021 43.22 170th 308 44.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.71 21st 69 69.6%
2021 49.51 29th 65 55.4%
2022 47.85 29th 72 59.7%
2023 32.15 48th 73 34.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.37 28th 114 75.4%
2019 54.70 47th 128 63.3%
2021 43.69 69th 135 48.9%
2022 49.57 49th 138 64.5%
2023 74.15 19th 140 86.4%
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Rank History for White students at Shawnee Heights Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.59 32nd 333 90.4%
2019 67.63 77th 344 77.6%
2021 53.04 131st 349 62.5%
2022 49.60 148th 349 57.6%
2023 59.40 104th 349 70.2%
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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 Shawnee Heights Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 468 20 2 21 5 n/a n/a 0 516
1989 465 26 2 26 7 n/a n/a 0 526
1990 455 32 3 26 3 n/a n/a 0 519
1991 483 44 5 28 3 n/a n/a 0 563
1992 462 40 5 25 6 n/a n/a 0 538
1993 486 32 5 32 7 n/a n/a 0 562
1994 547 37 4 29 5 n/a n/a 0 622
1995 538 37 3 34 6 n/a n/a 0 618
1996 538 37 3 34 6 n/a n/a 0 618
1997 502 34 2 33 4 n/a n/a 0 575
1998 482 28 2 32 2 n/a n/a 0 546
1999 469 34 2 23 7 n/a n/a 0 535
2000 479 30 2 29 6 n/a n/a 0 546
2001 499 46 1 28 5 n/a n/a 0 579
2002 478 44 1 45 12 n/a n/a 0 580
2003 478 44 1 45 12 n/a n/a 0 580
2004 469 46 1 44 9 n/a n/a 1 570
2005 470 39 0 42 6 n/a n/a 19 576
2006 456 37 1 32 9 n/a n/a 22 557
2007 438 46 3 47 7 n/a n/a 1 542
2008 407 54 5 57 7 n/a n/a 0 530
2009 389 49 6 55 12 n/a n/a 0 511
2010 411 34 3 74 8 0 31 0 561
2011 445 37 2 66 10 0 39 0 599
2012 434 32 0 72 8 0 43 0 589
2013 417 31 2 78 3 0 37 0 568
2014 412 26 2 84 1 1 47 0 573
2015 403 28 1 92 2 0 50 0 576
2016 389 35 4 83 6 0 36 0 553
2017 396 29 2 83 8 1 30 0 549
2018 397 28 2 100 6 1 37 0 571
2019 386 39 3 106 9 0 49 0 592
2020 404 30 2 101 5 0 51 0 593
2021 386 29 4 114 5 0 57 0 595
2022 360 33 5 122 8 1 49 0 578
2023 353 32 2 96 3 1 51 0 538

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 Heights Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 516 29.0 17.7 0
1989 526 31.0 16.9 n/a
1990 519 30.8 16.8 0
1991 563 31.5 17.8 n/a
1992 538 31.4 17.1 11.5
1993 562 35.4 15.9 10.5
1994 622 40.7 15.3 10.3
1995 618 42.0 14.7 17.5
1996 618 42.0 14.7 17.5
1997 575 40.6 14.2 15.7
1998 546 39.4 13.9 14.5
1999 535 39.2 13.6 16.4
2000 546 39.3 13.9 14.1
2001 579 38.3 15.1 17.6
2002 580 37.8 15.3 21.4
2003 580 37.8 15.3 21.4
2004 570 38.8 14.7 23.2
2005 576 39.9 14.4 22.1
2006 557 40.1 13.9 22.1
2007 542 44.0 12.3 20
2008 530 41.0 12.9 27
2009 511 42.9 11.9 32.1
2010 561 42.8 13.1 34
2011 599 42.3 14.1 32.4
2012 589 43.7 13.4 33.1
2013 568 41.4 13.7 34.2
2014 573 41.8 13.7 37
2015 576 42.0 13.7 39.1
2016 553 42.0 13.1 40.1
2017 549 40.9 13.4 39.7
2018 571 40.8 13.9 38.7
2019 592 42.7 13.8 39.9
2020 593 42.0 14.1 39.8
2021 595 42.5 14.0 38.8
2022 578 42.2 13.6 35.6
2023 538 41.7 12.9 35.9

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 Heights Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 516 29.0 17.7 0
1989 526 31.0 16.9 n/a
1990 519 30.8 16.8 0
1991 563 31.5 17.8 n/a
1992 538 31.4 17.1 11.5
1993 562 35.4 15.9 10.5
1994 622 40.7 15.3 10.3
1995 618 42.0 14.7 17.5
1996 618 42.0 14.7 17.5
1997 575 40.6 14.2 15.7
1998 546 39.4 13.9 14.5
1999 535 39.2 13.6 16.4
2000 546 39.3 13.9 14.1
2001 579 38.3 15.1 17.6
2002 580 37.8 15.3 21.4
2003 580 37.8 15.3 21.4
2004 570 38.8 14.7 23.2
2005 576 39.9 14.4 22.1
2006 557 40.1 13.9 22.1
2007 542 44.0 12.3 20
2008 530 41.0 12.9 27
2009 511 42.9 11.9 32.1
2010 561 42.8 13.1 34
2011 599 42.3 14.1 32.4
2012 589 43.7 13.4 33.1
2013 568 41.4 13.7 34.2
2014 573 41.8 13.7 37
2015 576 42.0 13.7 39.1
2016 553 42.0 13.1 40.1
2017 549 40.9 13.4 39.7
2018 571 40.8 13.9 38.7
2019 592 42.7 13.8 39.9
2020 593 42.0 14.1 39.8
2021 595 42.5 14.0 38.8
2022 578 42.2 13.6 35.6
2023 538 41.7 12.9 35.9

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 Heights Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $674 (6.8%) $9,233 (93.2%) $9,907

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shawnee Heights Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 104th of 368 Middle schoolsRanks 110th of 362 Middle schools
 2.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights Middle)31.835.2
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights)31.835.2
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)31.831.7
 0%
7th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights Middle)39.335.4
 3.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights)39.335.4
 3.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)27.927.5
 0.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights Middle)29.625.2
 4.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Shawnee Heights)29.625.2
 4.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)25.220.8
 4.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights Middle)30.523.9
 6.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Shawnee Heights)30.523.9
 6.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)25.922.8
 3.1%
8th Grade Science (Shawnee Heights Middle)27.722.5
 5.1%
   8th Grade Science (Shawnee Heights)27.722.5
 5.1%
   8th Grade Science (Kansas)30.722.7
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students592538
 9.1%
African American3932
 17.9%
American Indian93
 66.7%
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic10696
 9.4%
Pacific Islander01
White386353
 8.5%
Two or More Races4951
 4.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.9%35.9%
 4%


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Shawnee Heights Middle ranks 110th of 362 Kansas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Shawnee Heights Middle are 66% White, 18% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Students who attend Shawnee Heights Middle usually go on to attend Shawnee Heights High

In the 2022-23 school year, 538 students attended Shawnee Heights Middle.


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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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