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Leawood Middle School

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted November 12, 2013

I go to this school it is amazing about all of the wonderful thisge they teach you.


Posted June 14, 2013

I go here and this school is very amazing. The teachers are wonderful to and very kind! I'm in 7th grade and if ur thinking about going here then go here! Plz take my advice!


Posted April 19, 2012

When relocating to the area, we researched the schools and chose Leawood Elementary and Leawood Middle based on a number of factors. But we missed the boat on a few things. The area is very affluent, and we've noticed there is a strong class system in place. There are few efforts to teach inclusion in the schools, and there is substantial "bullying" that tends to get swept under the rug in favor of certain families. We are fortunate that our children have not experienced much of this, but they tell us about incidents -- and we hear from other families as well. We do not feel there is strong administration at Leawood Middle. We would rank the teachers as middle of the road. There are a few very good ones, but we've been disappointed with the quality of education and the lack of dedication to students. And given the resources of the school district, we are disappointed in the extracurricular activities and the condition of the school itself. I do agree with one review about being involved with the school and your kids having a better experience. I've experienced that first-hand. But I also see kids whose parents can't be as involved, and their kids are overlooked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

As with most schools, there are dedicated and caring teachers and others who should have found something else to do with their life. While I do concur that there are cliques in the school, I can't believe this is unusual for any middle school. Some teacher are quite proactive in communicating with parents, other teachers are not. My daughter says she has never seen or experienced any instances of bullying. If you are very involved with your child's education, they will do well. If you don't pay attention to grades and assignments, things can quickly slip. I have found The administration to be highly responsive and caring. As with anything in life, you get out of experiences what you put into them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Clique city!!! If your child wants to join a clique, this is the school for you. There is an astonishing array of cliques to choose from! The school does nothing to encourage acceptance of all students, whatever their interests may be. There is no counseling to dissuade cliques or bullying. Yes, there have been anti-bullying classes/courses offered in the evenings, but not during school time that I have ever heard of. Staff is passive about getting involved in these issues. There is very little diversity. The teachers have been very good, however. I'm not seeing the greatness this school district professes to have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

If you aren't a straight A student, don't play sports and don't like to pick on other kids mercilessly then this school is not for you. I went here and it was the worst 3 years of my life. Don't believe any of the hype. If this school is in any way today like it was when I went I would not recommend it. I really believe that some of the teachers I had and students I attended with were inherently evil and sadistic, and the administration didn't give a rats *** about it.


Posted February 6, 2009

this school is DA BOMB! it is awesome, the teachers are really nice and funny.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2009

its an awesome school and tha kids and teachers are so kind and thoughtful! its a small school so it has a homey vibe to it:]
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

fabulous staff, amazing parental participation, all-around great educational experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

Let me first start by saying you can do alot worse and I understand that. This school is a very good school. However, I do believe that the reason that the kids do well is because of the parents. The teachers push alot of the responsibility to the parents and because this is an upperclass area most of the kids mothers have the time to act as part time teachers and handle alot of the resonsibility instead of the teachers. When a child is doing poorly the teachers basically just put it off on the parents and push the parents to take more time to educate their child. Maybe this is the way education works but it seems that the burden is way too skewed to the parents rather than the teachers and the teachers know they can get away with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

Leawood Middle School has exceeded our expectations for the 2nd year. The administrators are responsive and innovative in their approach to creating an overall positive and stimulating environment. Every day, opportunities are available to all children for a very diverse array of interests, with no particular interest singled out as the best. Teachers maintain high academic standards and accountability, balanced with humor and creativity. Parents can participate in a variety of ways - via the PTO, volunteering for one-time and ongoing support in the classrooms, coaching extracurriculars, etc. Parent involvement and input are actively encouraged by school personnel and all positions are respected. This is a happy and vibrant school community with the some of the highest academic scores in the State of Kansas.
—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 83% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

173 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic82%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities62%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnic82%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities74%
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 81% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 17%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Black 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 7%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2410 West 123rd St
Leawood, KS 66209
Phone: (913) 239-5300

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