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Mill Valley High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 10 students

 
 

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Posted August 16, 2012

Mill Valley has been a good school for my three children. It has significantly improved academically over the years and is becoming a GREAT school. There is a core group of "rock star" teachers your students definitely want to experience, ie., Mattingly, Habiger, Bogart, Keal, Dunback, Wieland, Strickland, Paredes, Chavez, DeWild, Swafford, Crosbie, H. Brown, just to name a few. These are teachers that traditionally teach honors or AP but well worth the effort!!!! The school has increased in size recently but it is not so big, where with reasonable effort, your child can succeed in sports, clubs, etc....However, be aware, many of the typical students are more interested in parties than the purpose of an education. Be proactive as a parent! Get to know your kids friends and parents before assuming they have the same values as you. Drinking among the student body is common and unfortunately, drugs are readily available, The "no tolerance" rule needs to be more consistently enforced among the teams and clubs. If you child says they are going to a party, there WILL be alcohol AND drugs. Going to these parties should be avoided. Parents, plan a supervised, safe alternative!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

For many years I've had issues with this school and the district in general. It all started when I wished to transfer back to public high school after a year at private school. The teachers and administration would not help me get things in order nor would they get involved in any way. When I had problems they didn't help and I know I'm not the first these problems. Also they do not allow students to excel or graduate early and could care less about a student's future or ambitions. All it seems Mill Valley cares about is sports and looking good on paper. They do not actually care about students and their educations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

The environment that this school establishes is very positive for me and my teen. The activities, programs, and such offers so many pathways my child can pursue a desired career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

I am not an easy fan of public education but I have found MVHS to be excellent. Academically they provide opportunity for students to excel and the teachers are superb. I would recommend the district to anyone seeking a quality school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

The academic programs are available at this school. The issue I have is the quality of the math program. I think MVHS needs to research why so many sopohmores and juniors over the last few years have struggled in math. As to the administration I feel they are on the right track, however, more effort or recognition is needed for those students where learning does not come easy. It is a school where if the student is motivated and learns easily, life is good. But for students who struggle there is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

We moved from Chicago during my Son's sophomore year. He was warmly welcomed into Mill Valley, adjusted extremely well, made a lot of great friends, did well academically & participated in several sports programs. The staff truly helped to make our choice to move to Kansas a wise decision. The counselors & teachers are extremely supportive in assisting the kids with their academic paths. He has since moved on to Kansas State University & is enjoying it very much. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Mill Valley is an excellent choice for students and parents. It is very competitive, academically, with other high schools in Johnson County. Some of the best teachers in the region work in the school district. My child loves the school community and is challenged to do her best each and every day. The school leadership, from my experience, is focused on making sure every student has an opportunity to succeed. Before making any decisions, take the time to visit the school and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I totaly am not impressed with this school or the district. My son has been in the system since he was chosen to be in there special preschool for children with learning disabilities. He is now in the 9th grade, and has never learned to write and has poor reading skills . So I feel this system has failed him along with many other studens.I have done everything in my power to get help for him and the system is just not working for me. The teachers really could care less and will not take the extra time for the students that dont learn as fast . Please think twice if you are thinking of moving to this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Mill Valley is an excellent school for kids who want to learn - like any school. Don't think they don't have their share of drug problems but the officials work hard to combat this. Help for L.D. students is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 84% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

276 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

255 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
80%
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

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students95%
African American90%
Hispanic72%
Multi-ethnic85%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities84%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students96%
African American100%
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnic93%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities90%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic86%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities85%
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 Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities79%
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 84% 67%
Hispanic 6% 17%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 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 11%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5900 Monticello Rd
Shawnee, KS 66226
Phone: (913) 422-4351

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