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Smoky Valley Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 283 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 24, 2012

The principal at this school is a joke. He's never there, but when he is, he is mean kids who come from families that won't fight back. He doesn't care if kids fail ALL their courses for 4 years, he just passes them along without tutoring or summer school, just to get them out. He's just lazy! He's also mean to the female staff and only tells certain teachers what is going on. The rest of the school has no idea. Every email to staff includes a second one for a correction. And, he gets paid an exorbitant amount! They seem to have a very high recidivism rate at this school and one has to ask 'why?.' There are also some teachers who are very lazy and just 'teach' by computers. What they teach is what will be on the standardized tests. There is no passion in it! I'm very disappointed. Also, they had a GREAT librarian there and the kids loved her - could go to her for anything and she would be there for them. She was also an actual librarian with a degree. She quit (much to the chagrin of students and parents) and now they have an old tech teacher with no library training in there yelling constantly at the kids! The kids don't like to go in there anymore.


Posted January 7, 2011

This school has a technology program you simply will not find anywhere else in a small town environment perhaps in the entire nation. Every student has a laptop and uses technology in a way which is efficient, effective and prepares them for the future.


Posted December 30, 2010

Not a very good school. The only way you will do good is if you are popular or play sports. My sister went there 4 years, i went there 4 years, and my brother is in his first year there. Some of the 7th and 8th grade teachers are not very nice.


Posted October 23, 2009

Very fine teachers, staff, facilities, & activities. I am especially pleased with the music education my daughter has received.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

I got to this school and I think that this school is one of the best schools in Kansas. We have one of the highest ratings, and our goals to achieve state awards has been ranked high on the level of improvement. The middle school has won several awards. This is the bewst school you could possibly go to in Kansas, and the midwest.
—Submitted by a student


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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 87% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

66 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
86%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
84%
U.S. History and Government

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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 81% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
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 84% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

61 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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged94%
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

Math

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities92%
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 Students81%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities69%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities94%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged87%
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 96% 67%
Hispanic 2% 17%
Black 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 29%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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