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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|5||B. Banneker Academy||C-||D||B-||D|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.