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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
    B+
Mill Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Shawnee, KS. It has 1,379 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Mill Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
20 responses
Average ACT
27
472 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$84,507
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,900
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
  • Homecoming week
    23%
  • Blue Bomb
    15%
  • The fall sports parade
    10%
  • Pep band for basketball games
    9%
  • "Hey hey what do you say?"
    7%
  • Singing school fight song
    7%
  • Rollercoaster at assemblies and athletic events
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,379
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,142
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 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
$12,341/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Imagine going into a school thinking it's a labyrinth of classes and locations. That was exactly what it was my first few days at Mill Valley. Within the first week at Mill Valley I was able to navigate myself wherever needed to be. This was the case because of the student body and faculty always helping those in need. Not only would they help me just the one time I asked, but anytime they saw me prior would make sure I knew where I was. The school administration is also a very well conducted group of people always looking out for their students or so they called, their "kids". Whenever I was in need of assistance or out of line, they would be there to guide me back to where I needed to be. Overall Mill Valley is still to this day becoming more advanced and hope one day my children can join with this amazing environment!
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Highly qualified, caring, and engaging teachers. All of my kids graduated/will graduate with at least a year of college credit thanks to the fantastic AP and college prep programs. All felt happy and comfortable at school. All participated in sports, award-winning music program, and activities. Not one of the suburban mega-schools: there are enough opportunities so that everyone can participate in something that interests them, and the vast majority of kids do!
Pretty great overall, lots of great teachers and staff! There are many great clubs and activities to join for any kind of person. There are also many opportunities for jobs, community service and many other things that Mill Valley provides.