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Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 728 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 9, 2014

I have been very impressed with this school. They have gone out of their way to make sure he is challenged. If I have a concern I have had no issue with calling the school and someone gets back with me. The Principal and Vice Principal are available-not cloistered away from the public. The counselors are great. His teacher this year has been one of the best he has ever had. The only issue I have is with PE. It seems like the teacher doesn't "notice" things that are going on and seems more like an army drill Sgt. I know kids are supposed to start becoming more independent but they are still youths and still need guidance and proper role modeling. (And it would be nice if the l used parent volunteers more often :) Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

The Wheatridge middle school is better than this one!!! They're better in sports, test grades,...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

This is an amazing school. The Vice Principal and Principal are wonderful people and some of the most involved school officials I have encountered. My son has gone to PRMS for the las 3 years and we could not have asked ofr a better middle school experience. The school offers great programs and great teachers. I would highly recommend this school to anyone thinking of relocating to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2010

This school allowed by child to be bullied and did nothing about it. The principal and vice principal were not concerned with the continued bullying and would not do anything about it. Beware of this school and the principal / vice principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

I was really leery about changing my sons school this year because he was comfortable and doing well at his old one. I'm very pleased with the way they have made arrangements for my son(12) to be challenged. Due to his high intelligence level he gets extremely bored with basic studies. Pioneer Ridge has done their best to keep his mind working and he loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Great school, great teachers that really care, and make learning fun. I wish there was more parent involvement opportunities, but the kids are growing up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

The review from March 7, 2009 speaks for itself. The truth is that PRMS has earned the Kansas state standard of excellence in Math and Reading, across 4 grade levels - more than most other middle schools - every year since they've been open. This year, they received the Governer's Achievement Award, which is only given to the top 5% of schools in Kansas. In other words, this is one of the top 12 schools in the state. The school state-of-the-art technologically, and employs many award-winning teachers. Opportunities exist for kids in the 5-8th grades in many areas including community leadership, orchestra, athletics, drama, and many more. Through my job, I have worked with MANY of the schools Johnson County, and I believe that PRMS is one of the very best, and the Governor seems to agree with me.


Posted November 4, 2009

Amazing teachers and the best looking middle school I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Pioneer Ridge Middle School has great teachers who really care about the students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I love this school!!! They scored well on the State Assesments and my kids always love their teachers! I help my children with homework, I don't expect the teacher to. I help my kids with studing for the assesment tests!! I am the parent and I don't need anyone to tell me to get involved I am involved! and the teachers have been great! They are always happy to answer any questions about homework or anything really.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

I completly do not like this school. I didn;t think this school involved any parents and didn't help children with homework or studyins for the Kansas Assesments what so ever!!!!!! I took my child out of this school and re- inrolled her into Wheatridge Middle school which is fantastic!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 87% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

161 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
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 83% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%
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 81% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

144 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities88%
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 Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities97%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities94%
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 Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities95%
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
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 86% 67%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
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 28%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16200 Kill Creek Rd
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: (913) 856-3850

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