Trailridge Middle School

Tel: (913)993-1000
Grades: 7-8

835 students

Trailridge Middle School serves 835 students in grades 7-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Trailridge Middle School operates within the Shawnee Mission Pub School District.

Overview

The student population of 835 students has grown by 52% over five years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-8
Total Students 835 students
Trailridge Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Trailridge Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Trailridge Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more 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 16:1 12:1
Trailridge Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
2%
Trailridge Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
15%
16%
Trailridge Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
10%
7%
Trailridge Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
65%
68%
Trailridge Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Trailridge Middle School Sch Ethnicity Trailridge 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.
0.55 0.51
Trailridge 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.
26%
38%
Trailridge 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.
8%
10%
Trailridge Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,038 students has grown by 9% over five years.
School District Name Shawnee Mission Pub School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
3
Number of Students Managed 30,038 543
Shawnee Mission Pub  School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $330 MM $7 MM
Shawnee Mission Pub  School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $367 MM $7 MM
Shawnee Mission Pub  School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,016 $12,944
Shawnee Mission Pub  School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,356 $12,499
Shawnee Mission Pub  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 Shawnee Mission Northwest High School (1.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hocker Grove Middle School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shawanoe Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Shawnee Mission Shawanoe Elementary School
    11230 West 75th
    Shawnee Mission , KS , 66214
    (913)993-5100
    0.3  mi  |  347  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Shawnee Mission Rhein Benninghoven Elementary School
    6720 Caenen
    Shawnee Mission , KS , 66216
    (913)993-1900
    1  mi  |  627  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Shawnee Mission Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
    12701 West 67th St
    Shawnee Mission , KS , 66216
    (913)993-7200
    1.2  mi  |  1818  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Shawnee Mission Nieman Elementary School
    10917 West 67th St
    Shawnee Mission , KS , 66203
    (913)993-4000
    1.2  mi  |  578  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Shawnee Mission Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Mill Creek Elementary School
    13951 West 79th St
    Shawnee Mission , KS , 66215
    (913)993-3700
    1.3  mi  |  393  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 01, 2007 - this school has very little to provide when it comes to meeting an individual students needs, as well as making sure that they are actually learning the material. the restrictions and rules are so copious as to make this establishment morbidly comical. extracurricular activities are also extremely limited. there are a few sprts clubs, but that's it. students rarely get put in the elective classes they actually select without having their parents talk to the counselor at least a few times. as far as i can tell, there is little or no parental involvement-, rather, this school babysits the children within it. the curriculum is depressingly bad-, students are required to take a Communications class all year that, in fact, has very little to do with the actual study of communications and public relations. the homework level is unreasonable and prevents any average student from speding time with their family. the building itself is also depressing-, there are no windows in any of the classrooms, which in fact, reduces the students ability to learn by 25 percent. the staff pays NO respect to students, and spend most of their time NOT doing their work. you may say i'm exaggerating, but every student that transfers out of trailridge is lucky enough to have a chance at real education. thanks goodness it only has two grades available. - Posted by Student/Alumni

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.