Best High Schools
in Kansas

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 31 Kansas schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate, Kansas high school students must earn at least 21 credits in English language arts, history and government, science, mathematics, physical education, fine arts and electives. High school students also take state assessments in math, science, reading, writing and history and government, according to the Kansas State Department of Education.

Of the Kansas schools in the 2013 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, two were awarded gold medals, eight earned silver medals and 21 received bronze medals. The top-ranked high school in Kansas is Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, located in the Kansas City School District, which is about 60 miles from Topeka and roughly 200 miles from Wichita.

Top Ranked KS Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Sumner Academy of Arts & Science

1610 NORTH 8TH ST, KANSAS CITY, KS 66101

#2

Blue Valley North High School

12200 LAMAR AVE, OVERLAND PARK, KS 66209

#3

Blue Valley High School

6001 WEST 159TH ST, STILWELL, KS 66085

#4

Olathe Northwest High School

21300 COLLEGE BLVD, OLATHE, KS 66061

#5

Northeast Magnet High School

1847 NORTH CHAUTAUQUA, WICHITA, KS 67214

#6

Gardner Edgerton High

425 NORTH WAVERLY, GARDNER, KS 66030

#7

Liberal Sr High

1611 WEST 2ND, LIBERAL, KS 67901

#8

Fort Scott Sr High

1005 SOUTH MAIN, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

#9

Maize Sr High

11600 WEST 45TH ST NORTH, MAIZE, KS 67101

#10

Louisburg High

202 AQUATIC DR, LOUISBURG, KS 66053

KS by the Numbers
Districts 289
High Schools 369
Full-Time Teachers 9,989
Students Enrolled 147,172

Featured Districts

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The Wichita Public Schools include 14 high schools that serve 12,648 students.

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There are five high schools in the Shawnee Mission School District, serving 8,705 students.