#1 Middle School in KS and #1 in Johnson County

Indian Hills Middle School

6400 Mission Rd, Shawnee Mission, KS 66208

How Good is Indian Hills Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, Indian Hills Middle School, is a Johnson County school. The school reports an enrollment of 833 students in grades 7-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 18 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Indian Hills Middle School scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 1 for middle schools in Johnson County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

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. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Kansas standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. Indian Hills Middle School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Kansas.

Source: KS Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. Indian Hills Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Kansas middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Students : Teacher
KS Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
KS Avg. 1%
New Teachers
KS Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


School safety is evaluated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Indian Hills Middle School performs above average compared to other Kansas middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Indian Hills Middle School is shown below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
KS Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
KS Avg. 40%
Econ. Disadvantaged
KS Avg. 50%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 833
Minority Students 144
Diversity Index 20
Students with Disablities 41
Economically Disadvantaged 11%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 11%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are middle schools near Indian Hills Middle School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. All Shawnee Mission schools can be seen on the Shawnee Mission, Kansas schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Shawnee Mission East High School A+ A+ A A+
2 Shawnee Mission North High School B B+ A- B
3 Academie Lafayette-Oak A A+ C B
4 University Academy-Middle B- B A- D
5 B. Banneker Academy C- D B- D

Indian Hills Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Indian Hills Middle School? 833
  • Is Indian Hills Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Indian Hills Middle School in? The school is located in Johnson County.
  • How can I contact Indian Hills Middle School? The school's number is (913) 993-0400. You can visit their website at http://www.smsd.org/Schools/indianhills/.
  • Where is Indian Hills Middle School? 6400 Mission Rd, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66208

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. 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, or 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.

Nearby Schools
Shawnee Mission East High School
7500 Mission Rd Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
Shawnee Mission North High School
7401 Johnson Drive Shawnee Mission, KS 66202
Academie Lafayette-Oak
6903 Oak Kansas City, MO 64113
University Academy-Middle
6801 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131
B. Banneker Academy
6401 Rockhill Rd Kansas City, MO 64131