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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Blue Valley Southwest High School is a top rated, public school located in Overland Park, KS. It has 1,149 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
Address
17600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66062
Telephone
(913) 624-2000
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Blue Valley Southwest High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1370
51 responses
Average ACT
28
301 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$78,217
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,084
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week, the fight song, football games
    32%
  • Cook outs at lunch
    23%
  • Basketball and Volleyball Games
    15%
  • Sports
    11%
  • Theater
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,149
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,265
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.2%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,291/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Blue Valley Southwest High School Reviews

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I love that the district is constantly striving to make advances in the way students learn, the technology seen throughout the buildings, and methods for learning to be the most effective. The building is less than 10 years old, and being so new it has great features that allow students to feel comfortable with their surroundings. The staff works hard to make the school feel like a community and to make sure all students know they are not alone. Students have more than enough resources to be successful, and teachers are willing to do almost anything to make a student successful. There are great relationships throughout the school, between teachers, administrators, and even the different grade levels. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is encouraged to become their best during their time at Blue Valley Southwest High School.
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My four years at BVSW have been great! It is more of an artsy school, but athletics and academic clubs have been successful. Teachers care. I am glad that I have been able to attend school there and feel that I am better prepared for college than I would have been back home. Unfortunately, middle of the road, quiet students get lost in the shuffle. But like any senior, I am glad to be leaving soon.
Blue Valley Southwest has been an amazing school to attend. They offer the best resources and opportunities for a large variety of interests. Most teachers are helpful and have their students best interests at heart. Though the current educational system can be a drag on the individual success of each student, Blue Valley Southwest is able to overcome these short falls and offer students hands on, experiential based learning whenever possible. The location in a wealthy region lends itself to the resources available to students due to the larger than average school budget.