Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Blue Valley North High School – US News & World Report – 32/100

Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Blue Valley North High School – US News & World Report – 32/100


Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Blue Valley North High School – US News & World Report – 32/100

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Blue Valley North High School
12200 LAMAR AVE
OVERLAND PARK, KS 66209

Phone: (913) 239-3000

District: Blue Valley

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Overview

Blue Valley North High School is ranked 2nd within Kansas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Blue Valley North High School is 53 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 20 percent. Blue Valley North High School is 1 of 6 high schools in the Blue Valley.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#402
State Rank
#2
STEM Rank
#32
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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,549
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 20%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 8%
Full-Time Teachers 82
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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 98%
Proficient in Math 94%
College Readiness Index 49.8
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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Mid-size City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding No
District

This information relates to high schools run by this school’s state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 6
Total Students 6,732
Proficient in Reading (district average) 96%
Proficient in Math (district average) 95%
College Readiness (district average) 37.7

Total Enrollment 1,549
9th Grade 402 Students
10th Grade 380 Students
11th Grade 380 Students
12th Grade 387 Students
Student Diversity

This is the breakdown of ethnicity and gender of a school’s student body, based on data reported to the government.

Ethnicity/Race

Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 20%
American Indian/Alaskan Native Enrollment (% of total) 0.3%
Asian Enrollment (% of total) 8%
Black Enrollment (% of total) 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander (% of total) 0%
Hispanic Enrollment (% of total) 4%
White Enrollment (% of total) 80%
Two or More Races Enrollment (% of total) 3%
Gender

Male (% of total) 53%
Female (% of total) 47%
Economically Disadvantaged Students

These are the percentages of the school’s students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, based on data reported to the government.

Free Lunch Program (% of total) 5%
Reduced-Price Lunch Program (% of total) 3%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 8%

Reading Proficiency Distribution

Reading proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Kansas Statewide Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 375
Academic Warning 0%
Approaches Standard 0%
Meets Standard 10%
Exceeds Standard 24%
Exemplary 65%
Math Proficiency Distribution

Math proficiency is determined by student results on the school’s Kansas Statewide Assessment test.

Total Students Tested 390
Academic Warning 1%
Approaches Standard 5%
Meets Standard 21%
Exceeds Standard 29%
Exemplary 45%
Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 164.2
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 14.3
Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 96.6
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient N/A
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students N/A
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students 7.1
College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 49.8
Exam Used for Index AP®
Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school’s student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 53%
Participant Passing Rate 91%
Exams Per Test Taker 3.9
Exam Pass Rate 92%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 49%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker 4.0

Blue Valley North High School is a fully accredited public high school located in Overland Park, Kansas, serving students in grades 9-12. The school is one of the five currently-operated high schools in the Blue Valley School District. The principal is David Stubblefield and the assistant principals are Mickey Masterson, Shannon Adams, and Dr. Tyson Ostroski. The school colors are navy blue and silver. Blue Valley North is a two-time Blue Ribbon School. The current enrollment is approximately 1,550 students.[6] Blue Valley North High School was established in 1986 in order to help educate students due to the rapid development of the Overland Park, Kansas area. Blue Valley North is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and offers a variety of sports programs. Athletic teams compete in the 6A Division and are known as the “Mustangs". Extracurricular activities are also offered in the form of performing arts, school publications, and clubs.

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