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Chisholm Trail Middle School

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Posted September 8, 2014

I love this school I'm a student the staff is so sweet they have a smile on there faces every day . They great me every morning with a smile I like Chislom Trail.


Posted April 18, 2014

I was the first 6th grade class to go into middle school at Chisholm trail and I truly loved it. Yes, I had some teachers that weren't the best and kind of rude. But there are always going to be those kind of teachers at every school. I truly had an amazing time at CST and it was one of the best schools. Now that I'm in high school I miss it a lot. But I also love my new school Olathe South High School. Chisholm was great and south is great. you'll kid will love it if they make the best of it! & stay out of pointless drama(drama is in every school) overall this a school I would recommend. WILDCAT PRIDE -A loyal student


Posted September 12, 2013

This school is a joke! parents ask your child about the halls after school. if you have a problem and report it the school just gives you lip service. It is over run with constant bullying and harassment. would recommend parents to stay away from this school it has been the worst experience for my child. can't wait to be done with this joke of a school. It all starts at the top and goes down. Do I feel my child is safe at this school? Absolutely not! STAY CLEAR OF THIS SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

i am a 7th grader here. i love it! there are so many opportunities for us.the teachers are great. and they really get us involved. i am going to be really sad to leave in 9th grade..
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2008

I love CST! it has great staff and great students! i will be sad to leave this outstanding school!!! Also the sports activities there are outstanding!! I love CST!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

I'm a student currently attending Chisholm, and loving every minute of it. True, some teachers aren't the best, but then there are some that are just the best, they're like your friends! The sports program is outstanding, most of the coaches there are great, though there is one that isn't my favorite. As for the band, I've heard some bad things about the band teacher, but our band seems to be pretty good and the kids in it like it. Also, as a basketball player I've gotten the chance to see the other schools in this area, and I have to say that Chisholm is the nicest one out of them all, save for the girl's lockeroom bathrooms. Go CTJ Wildcats!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2007

This is without a doubt one of the most dedicated staffs that I have been a part of. As a student, you would have to fight extremely hard not to succeed in this incredible environment. Teamwork is the key to success and I am fortunate to be a part of this one. You can't go wrong sending your child here. CST is an outstanding school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2007

Awsome staff excellent lunches and great bus times
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2005

Chisholm Trail JH school has lots of great teachers. They care about the kids. There are a few teachers that we could do without at Chisholm, but for the most part, they are wonderful. The office staff is wonderful, also. The school nurse goes above and beyond her job duty. The whole school works as a team to make everything run smooth. My son was at Chisholm the 1st year it opened. They had some issues to work out being a new school, but several years later, they are doing fabulous. Keep up the good work and and thanks for teaching our children. Mr. Webber, the new principal, is awesome. He is also a excellent math teacher. My son had him several years ago. He has great math teaching skills.
—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 83% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

234 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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

289 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
90%
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 American100%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic90%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African American83%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities89%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
African American92%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic85%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic85%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic77%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities81%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities88%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities96%
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 79% 67%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
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 8%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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16700 West 159th St
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7240

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