Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Pleasant Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

8 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted February 6, 2013

I have mixed feelings about this school. It was greatly impacted by a new middle school almost "down the block", which took the Principal and a number of good teachers. This has really hurt the school and the blame should be placed squarely on the BV District Admin for poorly managing the transition. That being said, the new Principal has shown some very good skills and hopefully can bring the programs and school back to where it should be. The school does offer some really good programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2010

I used to be a student at PRMS for two great years until I moved away, and I miss the opportunities PRMS gives. A lot of kids that complain about the school don't realize how privileged they are. At my school now, where I attend the eighth grade, there is no Drama class or Integrated Technology. In PRMS you are involved in an artistic and open environment where it's easy to make friends and be accepted for who you are. I would rate this school ten out of ten!


Posted April 30, 2009

I go to PRMS and I think it's a very good school to go to especially comparing to other schools. The teachers are very motavated to help the students succeed and to challenge those who consistentlyu succeed. It has a very poor gifted program though. This school is just like any other middle school in the sense that there are cliques, bullies, popular kids, and nerds. Although that is to be expected from a middle school. Even with those down sides, there are many upsides and since there are so many students, it's hard to find a kid who doesn't have at least one good friend. So overall, I think PRMS is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

I think this school is good for everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2007

I have now sent three children through PRMS in the past 7 years. I feel that PRMS is lacking in opportunities for student leadership other than Student Council, as well as very little chance for community service. I also feel that the school allows and almost encourages cliques to form and continue in the school. PRMS seems to be geared toward the stereotypical straight A student, and not necessarily concerned with accepting or encouraging students with different learning styles. One of my daughters was an extremely hard working student, but could never quite achieve the straight A status. She was never encouraged in her efforts, but written off as a student who 'is just always going to be a B student'. As if that is a terrible thing. She is now soaring in High School. Different leadership? Better attitudes from Teachers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

This is a pretty good school, but I feel they don't have enough freedom. My daughter is a sixth grader here, and she has complained many times that they won't let her get up At All during lunch, which annoys me. Overall, it is a pretty good school, except the sixth grade math teacher. She is so hard on her students, and doesn't give them credit on discovering new ways of solving things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

My son attended pleasent ridge 6th grade and half of 7th. I recently had to transfer him to a private school due to the schools lack of cooperation in helping him with both educational and the constant bullying he endured every day in what I can call no less than a hostile environment. There is much more and I could write a book on how poor this school is but the best thing I can tell you is if your child has any special needs especially add or tourettes don't send them to this poor excuse for a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Excellent Curriculum and Driven Staff. This is generally known as an 'upscale' district and this staff keeps it very challenging for students, no breaks given. In fact, I've had 2 children attend this school and going to high school, the Freshman year in high school is even 'easier' than 8th grade year in middle school. The teachers challenge students to learn and be their best. Parents are interested in student learning in this district, but this school is no different than all Blue Valley district schools in that respect. Significant extra activities exist for children to grow and enrich lives beyond classroom
—Submitted by a parent


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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

225 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 Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 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

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

9000 West 165th St
Overland Park, KS 66085
Phone: (913) 239-5700

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Blue Valley Middle School
Overland Park, KS


Aubry Bend Middle School
Overland Park, KS


Lakewood Middle School
Overland Park, KS


Harmony Middle School
Overland Park, KS




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT