Abilene High School

71 reviews
  1. Abilene Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1300 North Cedar
Abilene, KS 67410
Telephone
(785) 263-1260
Website
Data not available

Abilene High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
25
38 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
AP Enrollment
9%
AP Exam Pass Rate
0%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    13%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    13%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    75%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Cowboy Joe
    20%
  • State for Choir
    15%
  • Student section
    15%
  • Talent show
    10%
  • NCKL Art Contest
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
521
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,975
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,568/ year
National
$11,890
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses

Reviews

71 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    22
  • Average
    32
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    2
Compared to the school I transferred from, Abilene High School has exceeded my original expectations. The teachers make sure to go above and beyond to make sure a student is not left behind. I have had teachers in the past year ask me to stay after class and after school to help with issues in the classroom. A teacher even came into her class early to help me with math homework after I emailed her telling her that I was undeniably stuck. She made sure that by the end of class that I knew exactly what I was doing. The teachers ensure that their students are all up to speed and are slowly creating new and better solutions to the problems that they had originally struggled with.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
Personally this school has changed my view on the world. It allowed me to see situations through other people's eyes and helped me to figure out how to help the people. After I arrived to my school last August, I noticed that the students pulled together to get something done. The students and faculty went out of their way to help me and other new students to fit in and find where we belong. I discovered my own group of friends that helped me to realize how precious high school is, no matter how much the rest of the teenage population hates it. I would honestly go back for another year to experience the innocence that leaves us after we graduate.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
Having experienced almost four years of this school, I would like to say that I have a pretty decent idea of how it is. It is good, but has a few flaws (just like most other things). Most of the teachers are amazing, but there are a few that consistently, year after year, have a majority of their students' contempt. There is a lot of focus on sports in the school, but they do support their fine arts. Maybe not as much, though.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago