Prairie Star Middle School

14201 Mission Road
Overland Park, KS 66224
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Prairie Star Middle School serves 449 students in grades 6-8.
Prairie Star Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 449 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Prairie Star Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

Prairie Star Middle School's student population of 449 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Prairie Star Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,264 schools in Kansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Prairie Star Middle School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#351 out of 1264 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
18%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
21%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
70%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
10%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prairie Star Middle School's ranking?
Prairie Star Middle School is ranked #351 out of 1,264 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Kansas.
What schools are Prairie Star Middle School often compared to?
Prairie Star Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Harmony Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).
How many students attend Prairie Star Middle School?
449 students attend Prairie Star Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Prairie Star Middle School students are White, 18% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Prairie Star Middle School?
Prairie Star Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Kansas state average of 13:1.
What grades does Prairie Star Middle School offer ?
Prairie Star Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Prairie Star Middle School part of?
Prairie Star Middle School is part of Blue Valley School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 449 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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