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Derby Middle School

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Posted February 10, 2014

The Derby Middle School has been filled with opportunities for my son. He competed with the Scholars Bowl Team, football and now wrestling. He has been given the opportunity to take advanced English classes and algebra as a 7th grader. Currently, he is taking Teen Leadership classes that he is really enjoying. We are preparing for a move to IL, and one of his teachers voluntarily stepped up to help with the transition to ensure he is placed in the correct classes in his new school. We have just found Derby to be a place that we loved to call home and most of that feeling centered on our involvement with the kids school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

I absolutely love derby. I've gone here for about 1and 1/2 years now, and yes there is bullying buy you have to understand. It happens at every school . The teachers can be difficult, but the people that get told they didn't listen the first time didn't. My teachers have always been there for their students. And even if they weren't they have 2 great counselors that I have talked to about many things. One of them is really good with 'drama" and they other is great with family things . You will never be bored here because there are many things to do. They also have a great Special-Education program. I am a teacher's aid in there and the kids are all friendly. The teacher isn't my favorite but the two para's are very helpful and balance it out. Either way, you must really consider Derby as a good school . A lot of people who have post have only had bad experiences. Yes, there are mean teachers . EVERYBODY has them . But my favorite is that they have a 'turkey feather' contest where we raise money for people at our school to have Thanksgiving. It really is great. GO DERBY BULLDOGS!


Posted July 9, 2009

I agree with the first review, that is very true. I dont agree that Derby Middle School is a great school at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

Derby is a great school. The teacher do fantastic things and really care for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

Care more about assessment testing than whether or not the student understands what they should be learning. Our child would try to get something explained and be accused of not listening the first time (and it would not be explained). Bullying happens quite a bit (even by teachers). Teachers involved more in gossiping about families of the students than being role models. They have 'conduct cards' that get signed for whatever reason and then the child is labeled as a trouble maker. Some of the teachers are disrespectful to parents. Hope things get better before my second child attends this school. I guess it is a great school if you have an above average student and status.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

478 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

482 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

483 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

481 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
85%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 78% in 2012.

481 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

495 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
African American74%
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander84%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities55%
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students85%
African American76%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander90%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students85%
African American65%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander90%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
African American64%
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander87%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities61%
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students81%
African American83%
Hispanic67%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander83%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities58%
Proficient in English54%

U.S. History and Government

All Students79%
African American78%
Hispanic57%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander87%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities61%
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 67%
Hispanic 13% 17%
Black 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
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801 East Madison
Derby, KS 67037
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Phone: (316) 788-8580

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