Blue Valley Middle School

5001 W. 163rd Terrace
Stilwell, KS 66085
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Blue Valley Middle School serves 582 students in grades 6-8.
Blue Valley Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 37%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Kansas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Blue Valley Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Blue Valley Middle School's student population of 582 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
582 students
This chart display total students of Blue Valley Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender %
This chart display gender of Blue Valley Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Blue Valley Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Blue Valley Middle School by grade.

School Rankings

Blue Valley Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,267 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Blue Valley Middle School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#271 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Blue Valley Middle School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Kansas by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kansas by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Blue Valley Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Blue Valley Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
7%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
78%
64%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Blue Valley Middle School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in KS.
Diversity Score
0.38
This chart display the diversity score of Blue Valley Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Blue Valley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kansas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

School Reviews

Review Blue Valley Middle School. 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
Rate this school:

Recent 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.
Philadelphia Public Schools Explore the Options of “Community Schools”
Philadelphia Public Schools Explore the Options of “Community Schools”
Philadelphia continues to explore the community school option as a way of maximizing resources for students. What is a community school and what are its benefits?
Post-Pandemic Tips for Public School Parents and Students
August 02, 2021
Post-Pandemic Tips for Public School Parents and Students
The 2020-21 school year was unlike any other and hopefully not one we’ll repeat anytime soon. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the face of America’s public education system and we’re still seeing the effects. In this article, we’ll explore the impact of the pandemic on America’s public schools, see how they responded, and talk about some tips for returning to in-person education this fall.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38 (Top 50%)

Related School Videos

Quick Links