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Oxford Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 611 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 10, 2012

I have been very disappointed with this school, i am African American single parent. Upon my son entering this school the vice principal and counselors seemed to already formed a negative view of my son even though he was a straight A student with no previous behavior issues. I am consistently being called and my son given detentions for everything from accidently shooting someone with a rubber band to he was with a group of boys that knocked a water bottle off a table and hit another boy. I have had the principal walk up to my car while dropping my son off and ask can she help me? Even though he has been going to this school over a year. I could see if i did not care or my son was causing major problems, but i stayed at the school and consistently call. Being divorced is not a crime and i do have to work but apparently being a minority is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2012

The teachers and principals are great at this school. They take the time to get to know the students and ensure their teaching adapts to the various learning styles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

were do i start. the teachers are great the atmosphre is wondrful and the trust system is right on track if you were to send your child to any middle school choose this one!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2006

Very dedicated teachers, but we couldn't enroll our son in any advanced studies and/or gifted programs, so far. We are kind of disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

This past Spring our family transferred here from out of state. Oxford has been by far the best school we have enrolled our child into. The staff is great! They are very understanding, and seemed to be genuinely concerned that our child was comfortable in their school and that he would get the best education. Thumbs up for the great work this school does to see that all it's student's succeed.
—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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

201 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

202 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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

229 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 American92%
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander92%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students94%
African American83%
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander88%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in English55%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
African American100%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander92%
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in English73%
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
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander91%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
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 Students92%
African American94%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African American100%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
African American69%
Hispanic81%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Black 6% 7%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
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 14%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12500 Switzer Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: (913) 239-5500

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