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Indian Hills Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 825 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2013

First and most important, IH doesn't do their students any favors when it comes to homework and grading policies. My daughter is learning the hard way what kind of a rude awakening high school can be, when you develop the kind of poor homework habits that IH reinforced for the two years she was there. There was an overall message, that since there is no GPA in middle school, "what you do, or don't do, doesn't matter". It's hard to be strict about homework at home, when the school has little to no consequences for late/missing work; even if there are consequences, they are told that as long as they pass, that's all that matters, due to the no GPA thing. Additionally, I always had the feeling that this age of child was simply tolerated at IH. It was almost like a holding cell for the intolerable adolescents, until they were finally mature enough to go to high school and be taken seriously. It made me sad that there were so few who seemed to really enjoy and appreciate this age of child. That said, my daughter was fortunate to find good friends, a couple good teachers that really took an interest in her, and her overall experience was not that bad; it just wasn't that great.
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Posted August 16, 2008

best school ever. every teacher my daughter has is nice and excellent!
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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 81% in 2012.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
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 84% in 2012.

399 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

399 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

278 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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities91%
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Proficient in English80%
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
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnic85%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities87%
Proficient in English91%

U.S. History and Government

All Students99%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnic85%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in English100%
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 87% 67%
Hispanic 7% 17%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 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 13%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
Music
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
Music
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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6400 Mission Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
Phone: (913) 993-0400

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