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Indian Woods Middle School

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Posted August 30, 2009

I am extremely impressed with Indian Woods. I have especially been amazed by the band program. The band teacher is really patient especially with the kids who never practice and aren't very good. She also has a jazz band program, which is really exceptional for the middle school level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2009

i've only been at IWMS for a year, but i really love it! there are so many elective choices you can take and the teachers make classes interesting and fun. we also do really fun activities in gym and take field trips in many classes. great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

Mr. Wink is a top-notch administrator. He calls kids by name, even the quiet ones, and even though they are only there for 2 years. Most of the teachers have been very good. The counselors have been great to work with. The school has a fantastic program facilitated by SafeHome, a domestic violence group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2007

This is school is great. From what I hear from my children the environment is the best.
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Posted July 16, 2007

its a really good school. great teachers that would take a chance and help make sure students have a great education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2005

I am a parent whose daughter attended IWMS. I have another child who will be there in a couple of years. We have enjoyed the teachers, programs, and general atmosphere of caring. The enviroment is one of safety, comfort and overal feeling of welcome for the kids, and as a parent of an Honor Roll & band student, I can say that the music program is top-notch, as is the directorship. When looking for a school when we transferred to this state, I looked at all the programs, test scores, etc., and Indian Woods was the only place for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

Indian Woods is a fabulous school. I am an eighth grader attending there. There is a pleasant environment for both teachers and students. It is a very diverse school, which I find to be enjoyable. The teachers are sincere, and many of them sponsor certain after school clubs. As well as the basic communications class, there are special education classes that can replace it. Many of my friends, participate in the band and orchestra programs at Indian Woods, as well as participate in the specialty music programs, such as jazz band, and small ensemble. I hope you choose Indian Woods for your child.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

319 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students87%
African American60%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities84%
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students92%
African American87%
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities82%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students93%
African American77%
Hispanic89%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities84%
Proficient in English79%
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 Students88%
African American71%
Hispanic78%
Multi-ethnic94%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander93%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities79%
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students92%
African American82%
Hispanic80%
Multi-ethnic88%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities79%
Proficient in English79%

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
African American79%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnic81%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander86%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities81%
Proficient in English62%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 67%
Hispanic 17% 17%
Black 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 31%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Jazz band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
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Shawnee Mission, KS 66207
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