Walden Middle School

4701 Nw 56th Street
Kansas City, MO 64151
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 717 students in grades 6-8, Walden Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 717 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : Top 50% in MO
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Walden Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Walden Middle School's student population of 717 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
717 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Walden Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Walden Middle School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
#817 out of 2092 schools
(Top 50%)
39%
37%
49%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
15%
15%
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White
64%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walden Middle School's ranking?
Walden Middle School is ranked #817 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Walden Middle School?
717 students attend Walden Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Walden Middle School students are White, 15% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Walden Middle School?
Walden Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Walden Middle School offer ?
Walden Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Walden Middle School part of?
Walden Middle School is part of Park Hill School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 717 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 39% (Top 50%)
  • : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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