800 N. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Valley Center Middle School serves 765 students in grades 6-8.
Valley Center Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Kansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 28%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Kansas state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kansas state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Kansas state average of 37% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 765 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in KS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

School Overview

Valley Center Middle School's student population of 765 students has grown by 68% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 61% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley Center Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Valley Center Middle School is 0.43, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KS)
Overall Testing Rank
#781 out of 1264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
14%
20%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
74%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 28% KS state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% KS state average).

How many students attend Valley Center Middle School?

765 students attend Valley Center Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

74% of Valley Center Middle School students are White, 14% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Valley Center Middle School?

Valley Center Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Kansas state average of 13:1.

What grades does Valley Center Middle School offer ?

Valley Center Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Valley Center Middle School part of?

Valley Center Middle School is part of Valley Center Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 765 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KS Dept. of Education

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