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Pleasant Valley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 590 students

 

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Posted October 26, 2013

Pleasant Valley Middle School. The administration and teachers are more concerned about the appearance outwardly of the students however neglect the educational and/or emotional needs of the students. My daughter was put in in school suspension for wearing skinny leg pants. The rules on dress code doesn't specify anything about skinny leg pants/jeans, only leggings/jeggings. My child was harassed! My child was covered and not showing any exposed skin as mention in the dress code rules. The administration was not adequate nor sufficient in communicating with me the parent about the true concern, but left me waiting over 20 minutes, however still neglected my concern once they met with me. Minorities at this school is treated unfairly and administration speak poorly to students and parents inducing conflicts. The entire administration need to be replaced and in my opinion if given the option and this was the one, I strongly advise against it. #ConcernedParent#
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

Pleasant Valley Middle School is currently facing many struggles. Many teachers say they have issues with controling their individual classrooms. Communication from the teachers to the parents is almost non-existent. Administration knows what to say to all the complaints, but in actuality does little or nothing to address the issues at hand at the school. It is so bad there, they have lunches segregated by sex there. Females go at one time and males go at another time. There are a few very good instructors there, but those few are quickly becoming burned out by the lack of management at the school. This school is on a performance program, but will never achieve normal status at the rate they are going. There are teachers there that do not currently hold Kansas certifications, what will that do to college applications down the road for the kids. The administration there needs to removed and a complete rebuilding of the school needs to start quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

This is the most wonderful school that I have taught at! PV feels like home to many of its staff, teachers, and students. If you want your child to experience rigorous and relevant learning, this is the place to send them. Many teachers have master's degrees or ESL endorsements. Students and teachers are respectful as well as respected. Our school is known nation-wide for its AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program. The benefits of this program are that students stay organized, learn effective study habits, and learn about different colleges. Students are challenged when they come to school at PV. Many students and staff members enjoy what our school has to offer.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 83% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
53%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%
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 81% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
49%
U.S. History and Government

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

186 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students49%
African American44%
Hispanic49%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities28%
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students60%
African American56%
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities46%
Proficient in English56%

U.S. History and Government

All Students47%
African American50%
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities46%
Proficient in English41%
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 Students49%
African American41%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities28%
Proficient in English43%

Reading

All Students54%
African American44%
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities24%
Proficient in English45%

Science

All Students44%
African American18%
Hispanic44%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities28%
Proficient in English34%
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 Students50%
African American33%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnic50%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students50%
African American53%
Hispanic48%
Multi-ethnic60%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities23%
Proficient in English38%

U.S. History and Government

All Students34%
African American27%
Hispanic32%
Multi-ethnic40%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
Proficient in English24%
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
Hispanic 73% 16%
White 14% 68%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 92%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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