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Mission Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 161 students

 
 

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Posted December 6, 2009

I currently go to MV and would like to say that this school has been thru many changes in the last few years of me being in high school. Its had its ups and downs. We currently have a great administration and I am proud to call MV my school. They encourage you to go to college in fact we do many career building things. I feel that I am ready to start college as soon as I graduate. We have many new transfer students this year from bigger schools around us and as far as I can tell they seem very happy and are fitting in great. Whether you are an athlete or non athlete. Teachers always encourage you to do your very best and are very willing to help if you are struggling. I feel that MV is a great school to send my kids to in the future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2008

I was a transfer student to MV. I feel that if you spent your whole student life at MV, then it could have been a good school. The staff were not very open to new students. The curriculum is not set up to really help students prepare for college. I understand that they are a smaller district without the funding of the larger districts. Although I recieved good grades, I was not encouraged to enroll in college. In fact, they wouldn't let me transfer some of my credits from my previous school. I was encouraged to drop out and get my GED. I picked up credits from the nearby college to graduate. I still have nighmares that I didn't graduate. I'll wake up and for a few minutes forget that I graduated not only high school, but college as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

Most of the teachers at mv are very condescending to any student that does not participate in athletics. None of the teachers push students to go to college. I would never send my children to this school.


Posted November 12, 2006

I completely disagree with the last comment. I am a current student of mission valley, to graduate in 2007, and I believe MV is a great school. The teachers do in fact care, and ready help whenever you need it. The new admisitration is really pulling things together with new equipment, uniforms, etc., And is really big on promoting school spirit, which I have never witnessed before. I am extremely proud to be a student at MV.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2006

I am not a parent but I was a student from 1997-2001. At that time the school district was something that I would be proud to send my children to. The teachers and staff were your friends not just a teacher. Now they teach what they have to and nothing more, if they even do that. If a student now has a problem they are ignored by some of the newer teachers. The attitude at the school now is no one cares. Since there will be a new principal in 2006 there might be some changes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2005

I am not a parent of a student at Mission Valley, but I did attend Mission Valley. From a student's point of view, it is a wonderful school. Our principal for the last 2 years was a very good principal, but we have just switched administration. It has a very small town atmosphere, and you can get help with anything that you need help with. ~Class of 2005
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2005

I feel that Mission Valley is a wonderful school to attend to receive a quality education. As with any small community school, there are always going to be struggles with funding, but the community and faculty do the very best with what they have. I always felt safe at MV and that the faculty was very trustworthy. And whether we were winning or losing, the parents and teachers were always there to push and root us on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 17, 2005

Mission Valley High School is a small 3A high school that has many of the advantages of a small school. It has the problems any school has, but everyone here knows everyone else and the teachers really care. They are trying hard to improve the academics and also the athletic programs. This school does not have a great history of success but is trying to improve that. A lot of students are coming here from larger schools because they have a better chance to participate at this size of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2004

Mission Valley has little technologey, but the teachers find a way to give the kids the best education. Mission Valley athletics are great. Education and students come first at Mission Valley.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2004

The administration, staff, and students have always been a pleasure to work with. It is so great to get the kind of attention and assistance Mission Valley offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I am not a parent to any student at this school but I do have a very close friend that attends this school and a few weeks aghe told me that his principle told him to drop out because he was doing badly in a couple classes. To me any school that does not have respect or encouragment to their students is not a good school.


Posted February 26, 2004

I would never send my children to this school or recommend anyone for that matter to this school. The actions of the community, teachers, coaches, administration, athletes and parents are very disturbing. They have no morals, values and respect for anyone. Obviously, the unethical choices of the parents, coaches and administration runs right on down to the students and athletes. They are a disgrace.


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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 84% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

39 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
59%
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

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Reading

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 67%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12913 Mission Valley Rd
Eskridge, KS 66423
Phone: (785) 449-2297

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