Prairie Hills Middle School

Tel: (620)662-6027
Grades: 7-8

329 students

Prairie Hills Middle School serves 329 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Prairie Hills Middle School operates within the Buhler School District.

Overview

The student population of 329 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 329 students
Prairie Hills Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Prairie Hills Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Prairie Hills Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
Prairie Hills Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Prairie Hills Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
4%
16%
Prairie Hills Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
7%
Prairie Hills Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
90%
68%
Prairie Hills Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Prairie Hills Middle School Sch Ethnicity Prairie Hills Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.19 0.51
Prairie Hills Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
27%
38%
Prairie Hills Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
10%
Prairie Hills Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,612 students has grown by 15% over five years.
School District Name Buhler School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 2,612 543
Buhler School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $24 MM $7 MM
Buhler School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $23 MM $7 MM
Buhler School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,579 $12,944
Buhler School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,247 $12,499
Buhler School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hutchinson High School (3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Prosperity Elementary School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Union Valley Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Hutchinson Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Union Valley Elementary School
    2501 East 30th
    Hutchinson , KS , 67502
    (620)662-4891
    1  mi  |  427  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Hutchinson Heartland Virtual Academy
    1500 East 11th
    Hutchinson , KS , 67501
    (620)921-5569
    2.3  mi  |  58  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Hutchinson Hutchinson High School
    810 East 13th
    Hutchinson , KS , 67501
    (620)615-4100
    3  mi  |  1394  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Hutchinson Graber Elementary School
    1600 North Cleveland
    Hutchinson , KS , 67501
    (620)615-5050
    3.1  mi  |  352  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Hutchinson Mccandless Elementary School
    700 North Baker
    Hutchinson , KS , 67501
    (620)615-5150
    3.1  mi  |  451  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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