« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
7-8
Public district
Shawnee Mission, KS
Students enrolled: 444
 

Contact this school

8500 Mission Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS 66206

(913) 993-0800
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Mission Valley Middle School address.

November 09, 2010
My daughter is currently a seventh grader at Mission Valley and LOVES it. Even though she did not attend one of the three elementary schools that feed into it, she has made tons of friends. If your child is willing to work hard and work with the teachers when they need help, this is the perfect place for them. Not to mention, it feeds into Shawnee Mission East which is considered one of the best, if not THE best high school in Kansas City.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2010
Great teachers and principal! My daughter has class sizes between 4 kids up to about 28, with an average of 20 per class. The amazing new library is state of the art. We have had professional and prompt communication all around. Couldn't be happier!!

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2010
My daughter is a 7th grader at Mission Valley and loves it. The teachers and administrative staff are terrific. There are lots clubs and outside activities too. There is also a brand new state of the art library that the SMSD spent 1.2 million dollars to renovating.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2010
Mission Valley is like a black hole after going to a fantastic grade school such as Brookwood. Outside activities are pretty much minimal in comparison with other SMSD middle schools. Most, not all, teachers are not engaging the students in the love of learning. There is little or no parent community. The best thing about it is that it rolls up to SME. If the lack of leadership and similar issues continue, I will NOT send my youngest child to MV. I WILL send him to SME. But middle school will be somewhere where he doesn't learn to hate school and authority.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2010
Parents and kids are great at Mission Valley. Susie Ostermeyer the principal is a micro-manager and kids don't like her so programs suffer under her guidance. Its too bad because its otherwiese a great school. She needs to retire.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 15, 2009
I've had two children in this school and have been very under-whelmed. There are some good teachers, but very little community, few academic activities, and the leadership is pathetic. The best thing about Mission Valley is that it's only a two-year school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 15, 2009
Mission Valley has been a blue ribbon school in the past, but that is a thing of the past with the current administration. There are still some very good teachers, but that will also surely change if something isn't done to replace the current administration.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2008
I think this is an excellent school. All of my friends agree. The teachers are amazing and the only maybe part about it is the food which all of the Shawnee Mission public schools have.

- submitted by a student

June 04, 2007
The education received is okay, but not exceptional. There is a lack of communication between staff and principal and between staff and parents. And, there is too much emphasis (by staff) on the way people and things should look rather than the way people and things should be or the way they should function. Education is not a top priority at the school. Mission Valley is the sole reason my stomach churns at the very mention of public schools. Please do not send your children there.

- submitted by a community member

Profile Completeness

BASIC

Want to improve this school's profile?

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook

Find out what parents are saying about Mission Valley Middle School

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-Valley-Middle-School/149289745113770

Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 29, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Mission Valley Middle School
8500 Mission Rd, Shawnee Mission, KS  66206
(913) 993-0800
Last modified Mission Valley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8
Mission Valley Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top