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Maize South Middle School

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Posted March 2, 2013

Some teacher just do not care or make the grade. Teachers that want to argue with a parent when a parent says their child is sick and should not be docked 50% for not turning it in on time (as they were are home sick with me). Teachers that tell kids to call their folks during the middle of the day if they did not turn in an assignment (first time not turning in), and then the teacher refusing to talk on the phone. Teachers that do not give students credit for the grades they get on papers if they do not do corrections. My children are on honor roll...Maverick honor in fact (all A's). The principal is incredible...willing to talk to a parent when they call or return emails to parents in a timely manner. Teachers need to be held accountable and not have 1st period with a teacher finish getting ready by doing her make up and hair. With that said, I will say that the honor classes teacher that I have had the experience are great. The honor class teachers, really challenge their students and make them think rather than just doing hand holding like some others do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

Parents please beware that you do not have a choice! As a parent I am concerned about not only my children but all of the other children in the Maize district who apparently no longer have a choice about where they will go to school. We had no idea that this was a lottery and if we had known we would have chosen to move to the Goddard district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

Be very careful when placing your child in these schools. They (meaning Maize schools themselves) pick & choose whom will go to what school. This is happening to us right now. My son attended Maize South Middle School & should carry over to Maize South HIgh School right across the street (along with all his friends) The school decided to pick him out of several hundred students to be placed in the other High School across town. Thus meaning all the children he's grown up with and gone to school with will attend MSHS and he will be asked to attend MSH across town. And get this! We actually own a home right across the street from MSHS he could walk. He will not be allowed to finish his last four years of high school with the children he's grown up with. What they're doing to our son is very in ethical. They pick and choose & you live with it. I thought we made a step up from Wichita schools & realized we took a huge step down. And our son will most likely be in treatment for depression shortly. Think very hard before placing your children in their schools. Don't think for one minute it can't or won't happen to your children. It's happening to mine as I write this review .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

They have a great principal and most of their teachers are great!! Their sports are great also and I would defiantly recommend Maize South Middle School!!


Posted April 15, 2010

I love our school. It is a great school. We have a great time here and are verry smart to. We are great at math and reading 7th grade math passed all the scores from last year scores. Our principal Mr. Herbic is amazing. To day in our school spirt asembly he is going to play basketball with some of our studentds. There is so mutch red, black, whate and gold going around the school. If you came in to our school on one of the spirt assmbily days, you would be amaized by all the color!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

Maize South Middle School is honestly the best school anyone could ever go to. Mr. Blazek is the best principal you could ever have, he cares about how people are doing in school, and encourages you do to your best everyday. The teachers are also the best teachers you can ever have. They teach you everything you need to know and more, to make sure you get exemplary on your state testing. The whole usd 266 district is the best district in Kansas. =]]
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

MSMS is the greatest school. Mr. Blazek is the best princlipal and all the teachers are excellent. Every kid needs a chance to go to a school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

Both of the middle schools in Maize are exceptional. They each have excellent teachers and administrators. Our students are quite fortunate!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 7, 2006

MSMS is by far the best school in Kansas. The admin is exceptional and the staff is terrific! My kids have learned so much here, not just academics, but how to live in the real world. John Blazek is the pricipal, he is a wonderful influence on the students. He really cares about them and the community. The teachers at MSMS are the best around. They are very involved with the students. USD 266 as a whole is a wonderful school district! Music, sports and other activities are plentiful. We are truly blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is awesome! The teachers are not performing just because they are paid they do it because they have a passion for it! The principal John Blazek is amazing! Nothing gets past him! We recently built a new school Maize South Middle School. Maize Middle School is under renovation.
—Submitted by a former 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 83% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2009.

389 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander85%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities78%
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander92%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities88%
Proficient in English70%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander85%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities71%
Proficient in English70%
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 Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities100%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students92%
African Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities77%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic86%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities63%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students97%
African Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multi-ethnic86%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities93%
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multi-ethnic64%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander100%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities81%
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 81% 67%
Hispanic 9% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 14%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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