Blue Valley North High School is in Overland Park, Kansas and is a Johnson County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1589 students and a student–teacher ratio of 18 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Blue Valley North High School scores are significantly above average. When compared to other high schools, the school ranks 1 for Kansas and 1 in Johnson County.
For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
The academic score for a high school is determined by looking at a number of data points, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. For academics, Blue Valley North High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Kansas and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated by comparing many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Blue Valley North High School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Kansas.
School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Blue Valley North High School performs above average compared to other Kansas high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A-.
The demographics of the student body at Blue Valley North High School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
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Listed below are high schools close to Blue Valley North High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for these nearby schools. All Overland Park schools can be viewed on the Overland Park, Kansas schools directory page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Shawnee Mission South High School||A||A+||A||A-|
|2||Blue Valley Northwest High School||A+||A+||A+||A-|
|3||Blue Valley High School||A+||A+||A||A+|
|4||Shawnee Mission West High School||A||A||A||A-|
|5||Olathe East Senior High School||A||A||B+||A-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.