Wichita school information

Average Test Scores29%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools9897079,221
Total private schools3019024,874
Total post-secondary schools12867,963
The Wichita, KS educational system consists of 98 public schools, 30 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Wichita public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 24% lower than than the Kansas average and 42% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wichita public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Kansas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.1% have completed high school, 28.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wichita are 42% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 98 public schools in Wichita.
  • 84.3% of people in Wichita have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.1% of people in Wichita have completed high school.
  • 28.9% of people in Wichita have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wichita

Completed 8th grade84.3%87.4%84.3%
Completed high school83.1%86.1%83.0%
Completed some college60.8%63.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.9%31.6%30.3%
Completed masters9.9%11.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Wichita (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Bentley, KS50770%41%
Colwich, KS1,30561%23%
Andover, KS12,47755%12%
Maize, KS4,41454%10%
Goddard, KS4,22453%7%
Wichita, KS388,03329%42%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cleveland, OH389,16545%8%
Arlington, TX383,89969%40%
New Orleans, LA382,92273%48%
Tulsa, OK399,90651%4%
Minneapolis, MN404,67038%24%
Wichita, KS388,03329%42%
Source: The Wichita, KS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.