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Overland Trail Middle School

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Posted October 30, 2013

Teachers don't teach. They just give a list of assignments with no instruction. Talking to a teacher at conference and her response was that she couldn't keep up with all the kids because too many were asking her if they were doing the assignment correctly. Is that not a sign that you didn't TEACH them. And then you tell me you can't tell me what my child does in your class because too many others are asking you about the assignments. This is beyond lazy teaching. I wish we had an option to pull our kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

WOWED at parent night! Teachers excited about the subjects they teach and that translates to excited students. No drawing your breath and paycheck here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

I recently finished my time at Overland Trail, and this school has its ups and downs. This school has its outstanding teachers who go out of their way to make sure their students don't fall behind, and its teachers who don't seem to care if their students fail. Overland Trail has a big emphasis on bully prevention. The principal wants to make sure that all the students at this school are learning in a safe environment where nobody feel threatened, and it works. Compared to other schools, bullying rates at this school are lower than others. Something unique about Overland Trail is that it has a bigger theater program than sports program. Overall, Overland Trail is a good school with good intentions.


Posted September 16, 2009

The high educational standards that are achieved at this school is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

It is a very good school with good academic programs. The school has lot of extracurricular acitivities.
—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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

213 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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

179 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
89%
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 American92%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities77%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students94%
African American75%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander97%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities88%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
African American83%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities77%
Proficient in English86%
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 Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities95%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities95%
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 American86%
Hispanic89%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities88%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African American86%
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
African American86%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities80%
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 73% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 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 11%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Special education

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School Leader's name
  • Phoebe Lewis

Programs

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  • Special education

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  • Spanish
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6201 West 133rd St
Overland Park, KS 66209
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