Patton Junior High

Summary:

Patton Junior High is a public middle school located in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, serving grades 6-9 with a student population of 439. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, boasting a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and exceptional academic performance across all grade levels and subject areas.

Patton Junior High's academic excellence is evident in its consistently high rankings, with the school ranking 3rd out of 362 middle schools in Kansas for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students excel across different subgroups, with Patton Junior High ranking 1st in the state for African American, Hispanic, and Military Connected students. This focus on equity and inclusion is further reflected in the school's diverse student population, which includes 65.38% White, 10.48% African American, 13.9% Hispanic, and 2.51% Asian students. Additionally, Patton Junior High has a relatively low percentage of free and reduced-lunch recipients, at 6.38%, indicating a relatively affluent student population.

Patton Junior High's success can be attributed to its strong investment in educational resources, with a higher-than-average per-student spending of $11,266 and a low student-to-teacher ratio ranging from 10.5 to 13.8 over the past three years. This resource allocation likely contributes to the school's ability to provide a personalized learning experience and support the diverse needs of its student population. When compared to nearby schools, such as Arrowhead Middle, Atchison Middle School, and Richard Warren Middle School, Patton Junior High stands out as an exceptional institution, consistently outperforming its peers on state assessments and providing a high-quality educational experience for its students.


Detail:

Public 6-9

 1 Patton Loop Bldg 326
       Fort Leavenworth, KS  66027


(913) 651-7371

District: Fort Leavenworth

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 362 Kansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,266 Help


Feeder schools for Patton Junior High:

Elementary:    Bradley Elementary
    Eisenhower Elementary
    MacArthur Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  439

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.4%
Hispanic:
13.9%
African American:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Patton Junior High ranks better than 99.2% of middle schools in Kansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.19. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65.4%), Hispanic (13.9%), African American (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Patton Junior High is 13.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Patton Junior High is $11,266.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Patton Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Patton Junior High 3rd of 362 Kansas public middle schools. (See Patton Junior High in the ranking list.)

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Fort Leavenworth:

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Leavenworth 1st of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Patton Junior High

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Rank History for all students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 47.41 154th 277 44.4%
2007 42.95 182nd 286 36.4%
2008 53.93 157th 296 47.0%
2009 56.97 142nd 307 53.7%
2010 61.41 121st 316 61.7%
2011 68.68 85th 320 73.4%
2012 73.08 59th 342 82.7%
2013 75.59 53rd 355 85.1%
2015 88.16 19th 368 94.8%
2016 93.86 14th 343 95.9%
2017 92.57 18th 358 95.0%
2018 98.08 2nd 350 99.4%
2019 99.03 1st 368 99.7%
2021 98.46 2nd 367 99.5%
2022 97.49 2nd 368 99.5%
2023 96.19 3rd 362 99.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.73 3rd 64 95.3%
2019 98.30 1st 70 98.6%
2021 74.72 14th 79 82.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.22 4th 157 97.5%
2022 62.97 36th 171 78.9%
2023 95.25 3rd 178 98.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.28 1st 275 99.6%
2019 96.23 3rd 294 99.0%
2021 97.19 1st 313 99.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.22 4th 157 97.5%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.22 1st 12 91.7%
2021 87.02 2nd 15 86.7%
2022 87.98 2nd 15 86.7%
2023 90.97 2nd 19 89.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.15 2nd 280 99.3%
2019 99.22 1st 301 99.7%
2021 98.11 1st 308 99.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.69 1st 57 98.2%
2019 100.00 1st 69 98.6%
2023 97.63 1st 73 98.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.44 1st 114 99.1%
2019 95.33 5th 128 96.1%
2021 99.05 1st 135 99.3%
2022 99.82 1st 138 99.3%
2023 99.48 1st 140 99.3%
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Rank History for White students at Patton Junior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.56 1st 333 99.7%
2019 99.21 1st 344 99.7%
2021 99.23 1st 349 99.7%
2022 96.25 3rd 349 99.1%
2023 95.85 4th 349 98.9%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Kansas State Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.3)
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by a parent
Saturday, May 7, 2022

Open Quote This school provides minimal reading and exploratory opportunities for the students.
In addition, Patton Junior High appears to treat their teachers so poorly, which makes me wonder if they know student success comes from the top. My kids have had teachers quit mid-year or fired for simply handling behaviors that the administration won't handle.
Needless to say, after five years of my own children in the district, we will not be returning.
My child has also been harassed by administration, but the retention rate for administration is subpar, so that is to be expected. If you address concerns with the superintendent, know that it will be handled, but the investigation is not done well.
This is a sad realization, but I'd suggest sending your child elsewhere to ensure they receive a positive educational experience. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Open Quote Outstanding school!! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Open Quote This junior high is one of a kind. I have had two children attend this school and they love it. The teachers care and hold the kids accountable for their academic work. They are firm but fair. My one child is now at a high school and said the big difference between Patton Jr. High and the high school he is attending now is that the teachers at Patton really care about the students and want them to learn and understand the material. Students at Patton Jr. High school have a choice to stay for 9th grade or go to a nearby high school for 9th grade... if you research across the nation school districts did away with Jr. high schools and transitioned to districts with intermediate and middle school thus pushing 9th grade to a high school level... this was done for budget purposes around the country. Bigger is not always better as far as an academic experience. In a small environment things are noticed. At Patton Jr. High students/parents get a better academic value for the money. The class teacher ratio is lower, the technology exposure is A+ and again the teachers, and all who work in the building really are what make the school a great experience for students. Others around us in the community have been in a rush to have their student attend high school ... my child has no regrets staying at Patton for 9th grade - to get again a superb academic 9th grade experience (in the end isn't about the learning...). The school has a bus that will bus kids of to the high school for sports and JROTC. We are thankful that our children have had the great experience to attend Patton Jr. High school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Patton Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 342 52 17 9 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1989 321 38 12 8 2 n/a n/a 0 381
1990 326 46 14 16 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1991 316 64 5 19 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1992 334 67 7 12 3 n/a n/a 0 423
1993 296 54 14 19 1 n/a n/a 0 384
1994 274 56 4 19 2 n/a n/a 0 355
1995 254 56 11 21 3 n/a n/a 0 345
1996 254 56 11 21 3 n/a n/a 0 345
1997 268 58 8 23 3 n/a n/a 0 360
1998 291 61 20 18 3 n/a n/a 0 393
1999 262 55 16 15 2 n/a n/a 0 350
2000 281 51 10 24 1 n/a n/a 0 367
2001 288 57 7 16 3 n/a n/a 0 371
2002 294 74 10 19 4 n/a n/a 0 401
2003 294 74 10 19 4 n/a n/a 0 401
2004 297 56 7 25 8 n/a n/a 28 421
2005 270 51 7 23 1 n/a n/a 38 390
2006 249 49 4 20 2 n/a n/a 43 367
2007 273 72 14 34 3 n/a n/a 0 396
2008 247 69 10 19 7 n/a n/a 0 352
2009 272 66 21 19 8 n/a n/a 0 386
2010 281 50 10 33 4 0 35 0 413
2011 279 52 16 25 10 6 15 0 403
2012 251 47 10 33 2 4 16 0 363
2013 252 41 8 57 1 7 25 0 391
2014 218 41 10 57 3 8 26 0 363
2015 208 31 10 46 2 2 26 0 325
2016 189 34 8 39 3 1 25 0 299
2017 172 35 6 37 2 2 27 0 281
2018 186 37 9 38 0 2 31 0 303
2019 190 26 8 39 0 1 20 0 284
2020 200 35 9 42 0 7 23 0 316
2021 180 26 11 40 0 8 22 0 287
2022 190 34 11 41 0 3 22 0 301
2023 287 46 11 61 2 0 32 0 439

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Patton Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 420 25.0 16.8 0
1989 381 25.0 15.2 n/a
1990 402 25.0 16.0 0
1991 404 25.0 16.1 n/a
1992 423 25.0 16.9 9.5
1993 384 26.0 14.8 3.9
1994 355 25.0 14.2 3.4
1995 345 26.0 13.3 12.2
1996 345 26.0 13.3 12.2
1997 360 24.0 15.0 11.7
1998 393 27.0 14.6 8.4
1999 350 27.0 13.0 9.1
2000 367 27.6 13.3 8.2
2001 371 28.1 13.2 4.9
2002 401 30.0 13.4 6.5
2003 401 30.0 13.4 6.5
2004 421 28.5 14.8 7.1
2005 390 28.9 13.5 9.4
2006 367 28.5 12.9 9.6
2007 396 32.0 12.4 9.8
2008 352 25.0 14.1 9.9
2009 386 28.0 13.8 11.9
2010 413 28.5 14.4 11.1
2011 403 29.0 13.8 11.9
2012 363 30.7 11.8 12.1
2013 391 31.3 12.4 12.5
2014 363 29.2 12.4 11
2015 325 25.0 13.0 9.2
2016 299 24.0 12.4 9.4
2017 281 23.3 12.0 12.1
2018 303 23.1 13.0 9.9
2019 284 23.1 12.2 7.7
2020 316 23.8 13.2 10.8
2021 287 27.3 10.5 9.4
2022 301 24.0 12.5 2.7
2023 439 31.6 13.8 6.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Patton Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 420 25.0 16.8 0
1989 381 25.0 15.2 n/a
1990 402 25.0 16.0 0
1991 404 25.0 16.1 n/a
1992 423 25.0 16.9 9.5
1993 384 26.0 14.8 3.9
1994 355 25.0 14.2 3.4
1995 345 26.0 13.3 12.2
1996 345 26.0 13.3 12.2
1997 360 24.0 15.0 11.7
1998 393 27.0 14.6 8.4
1999 350 27.0 13.0 9.1
2000 367 27.6 13.3 8.2
2001 371 28.1 13.2 4.9
2002 401 30.0 13.4 6.5
2003 401 30.0 13.4 6.5
2004 421 28.5 14.8 7.1
2005 390 28.9 13.5 9.4
2006 367 28.5 12.9 9.6
2007 396 32.0 12.4 9.8
2008 352 25.0 14.1 9.9
2009 386 28.0 13.8 11.9
2010 413 28.5 14.4 11.1
2011 403 29.0 13.8 11.9
2012 363 30.7 11.8 12.1
2013 391 31.3 12.4 12.5
2014 363 29.2 12.4 11
2015 325 25.0 13.0 9.2
2016 299 24.0 12.4 9.4
2017 281 23.3 12.0 12.1
2018 303 23.1 13.0 9.9
2019 284 23.1 12.2 7.7
2020 316 23.8 13.2 10.8
2021 287 27.3 10.5 9.4
2022 301 24.0 12.5 2.7
2023 439 31.6 13.8 6.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Patton Junior High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,940 (17.2%) $9,326 (82.8%) $11,266

Data source: Kansas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Patton Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1st of 368 Middle schoolsRanks 3rd of 362 Middle schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Patton Junior High)58.964.2
 5.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Leavenworth)58.964.2
 5.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)31.831.7
 0%
7th Grade Mathematics (Patton Junior High)59.258.9
 0.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fort Leavenworth)59.258.9
 0.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)27.927.5
 0.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Patton Junior High)5238.6
 13.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Leavenworth)5238.6
 13.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)25.220.8
 4.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Patton Junior High)61.848.3
 13.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fort Leavenworth)61.848.3
 13.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)25.922.8
 3.1%
8th Grade Science (Patton Junior High)62.344.8
 17.5%
   8th Grade Science (Fort Leavenworth)62.344.8
 17.5%
   8th Grade Science (Kansas)30.722.7
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students284439
 54.6%
African American2646
 76.9%
American Indian02
Asian811
 37.5%
Hispanic3961
 56.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White190287
 51.1%
Two or More Races2032
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.7%6.4%
 1.4%


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Yes! Patton Junior High is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 3rd of 362 Kansas middle schools.

Students at Patton Junior High are 65% White, 14% Hispanic, 10% African American, 7% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 439 students attended Patton Junior High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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