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Mission Valley Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 444 students

 
 

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Posted November 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted February 4, 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


Posted February 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 3, 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


Posted June 4, 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.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 81% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

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U.S. History and Government

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

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

261 students were tested at this school in 2009.

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95%
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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

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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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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 68%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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8500 Mission Rd
Shawnee Mission, KS 66206
Phone: (913) 993-0800

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