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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 West High School is a top rated, public school located in Overland Park, KS. It has 1,534 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Blue Valley West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1390
70 responses
Average ACT
28
321 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Spirit Weeks, Assemblies/Pep Rallies, Sports Event
    23%
  • Spirit week before the dances.
    17%
  • Performing Arts Showcase
    15%
  • Cake for wins at state
    12%
  • Sports events
    12%
  • Blood drives
    10%
  • Choir benefit dinner
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,534
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,265
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.6%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,291/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Currently I am enrolled in Blue Valley West High school, this will be my 3rd year attending. After moving several occasions during various stages of my life, I found it difficult at times to fit into certain schools, however, Blue Valley West by far was the easiest school to adapt too. Blue valley West has countless athletic and club opportunities where all students have an equal chance to participate. I believe that out of all the schools I attended, I have never seen a building with more trusted adults. All of the staff is supportive of every student in the building, making every moment and conversation count. I believe that at such a critical and difficult stage of development, it is amazing that this high school has so many adults willing to help in these formative times.
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I enjoyed my time at West! Most of my teachers were good and helpful. They made a lot of improvements while I was there like power hour, study areas, and more late arrivals. For me, I know I’ll eventually forget the quadratic formula and the story of Hamlet but I’ll never forget the friendships and memories that have formed throughout these four years. These years completely changed me which I’m sure is true for everyone here. I am not the girl that I was freshman year. I can proudly say that my years at West have prepared me for my future.
Blue Valley West High School is a very good school for students to attend. The teachers are all highly trained, giving their students a very good education. Athletes going to BVW have an opportunity to be apart of some exceptional teams. Artists and performers have the chance to be apart of incredibly programs as well. Even if students don't perform or participate in sports, there will most definitely be a club of their interest. Even though there are many exceptional things about BVW, there is most definitely not a lot of diversity as long as a little problem with students vaping in the bathroom. The school is trying to end the problem with vaping, and the school does inform their students about different cultures. Other than a few cons, BVW is a great option for parents to send to.