School Details

Olathe South Sr High School

1640 East 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 780-7160
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 2037 students 15 students/teacher (KS avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

93%
92%
84%
96%
95%
89%
91%
90%
85%

Kansas State Assessments (KSA)

In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Olathe School District average
  • Kansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
87%
80%

Kansas State Assessments (KSA)

In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Olathe School District average
  • Kansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Olathe South Sr High School is a public high school in Olathe. 2,037 students attend Olathe South Sr High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 16% of the 2,037 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Olathe South Sr High School is 15:1. School for Deaf High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 72%
Hispanic 8% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I like south it is a very good school with very helpful teachers that really care about you and will do anything to help you suceed.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are involved with the students how they care about their students!

  • (9 years ago)

    I graduated from Olathe South and had an excellent experience as a student. I had teachers who honestly cared about me and wanted me to succeed. There were a variety of programs and activities that I could participate in. Olathe South is a great school has great faculty and much to offer students.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students are placed under stress to acheive better scores than the year before them. Since Dr. Poss left several things have slacked off. Students seem get away with more then they should. Sports are good however second to most. athletes get a lot of attention. Very cliquey. Drill team is very good cheerleaders good also I guess. Some sports and organizations are overlooked much more than others. Band program has been going downhill since Keifer left. Phil Clark is a nice man just lacking in some areas like keeping the students under control at times. Very laid back.

  • (9 years ago)

    The sports are great but unless your student is an athlete this school is worthless. They have unmotivating teachers and a principal who sets no examples with his leadership. The entire school is being ran into a mire. Transfer to another school if you can. Everything will improve.

  • (9 years ago)

    Olathe South is a great school. The teachers here are second to none and they really want each child to exceed. Olathe South has great activities that students can get involved in. The drill team is top notch as are the cheerleaders and many of the sports are top in the state. Everyone is given the opportunity to succede and to be a part of something great.

  • (11 years ago)

    The principal is trying his hardest to get all of his students involved in school and activities. Though student interactions could improve the whole district has shown need to icrease in this area. Pressure is put on all to acheive thier best academicly and score as high as they can on assesment test. This school best prepares students for college and places high emphasis on AP testing and preparing their students. The sports teams are great and always supported by a good crowd. The preforming arts staff works great together and the crowd actually cheers at football games when the marching band comes out. The parent group is highly involved and coordinates many activities with the Student Council but needs more parents to be involved in this organization.

  • (11 years ago)

    The Principals need to work harder on earning trust with the students. They are not organized and they need to work on the right treatments for students and their problems.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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