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Frontier Trail Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 761 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2013

My son loves teachers and students! I was surprised to read about the office staff comment because our family has never had anything but a positive experience. I am very pleased with the education he receives. He loves going to school everyday and that is saying a lot for a 13 year old!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

FT is not so great.... the office staff is not friendly at all, there is bullying that is not addressed . There is a few remarkable teachers that really do care, Mr. Arnold, Mrs. Harrison and Mr. Dietrich, to name a few but there would not be many more I would add to that list. I found most teachers to be not motivated or kind. Very happy that my children have moved on to highschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

This school has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. Great teachers, principals and staff! Vice Principal Jennifer is the best and the Silver Team Teachers are Excellent! I was not from Kansas so I did not know what to expect from the school system and I have been pleasantly surprised!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

teachers are amazing and so is the school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2007

I'm NOT a parent, but I used to attend school there and I would like to say that this school is wonderful teacher-wise and student-wise. The teachers are persitant in making sure that every student understands the work they are doing and also they make the students understand that a certain amount is expected of them. And if they do not fullfill their expectations then they are only dishonoring themselves!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 26, 2005

Good School..some teachers are cranky poos sometimes..but MOST of them are nice. We recommend this school to kids who like to have FUN!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2005

This school is a diverse learning experience just waiting to happen to any student who needs or wants an oppurtunity to be included in a great school. Frontier may not be the newest school in Olathe, but it's prestige in academics, sports, Teachers and leadership is among the highest in Olathe. I reccomend this facility to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
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U.S. History and Government

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

234 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students96%
African American93%
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African American93%
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities87%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
African American79%
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic80%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities77%
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 American88%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities84%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African American81%
Hispanic88%
Multi-ethnic91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities71%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
African American94%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander83%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 68%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 4% 2%
Black 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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
Performing arts
  • Drama
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15300 West 143rd St
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913) 780-7210

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