District Summary Ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Paola School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

District Academic Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.


Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.


Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Paola School District

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Parent / Guardian
September 21, 2023
My child is in his second year at Paola Middle School. We have been very happy with the teachers and staff. They are knowledgeable, respectful, and most are passionate about what they do. They all... More
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Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
August 03, 2022
Awful school. Kids are rude and bullies others (like me and my friends) and they get away with it because some of them are related to the teachers. Half the teachers do not care about bullying, and... More
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Current student
November 18, 2021
horrible school i learned nothing and everyone there is entitled and mean and the school doesn’t do anything about it and the school picks favorites if you aren’t well known you get nothing
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