Piper Middle

Summary:

Piper Middle is a public middle school located in Kansas City, Kansas, serving 708 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Kansas City school district, which is ranked 82 out of 269 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Piper Middle stands out for its relatively diverse student population, with 53.95% White, 15.96% African American, 15.68% Hispanic, and 7.77% Asian students. This diversity is higher compared to nearby schools like Basehor-Linwood Middle School, which has a student population that is 84.55% White. Academically, Piper Middle's performance on state assessments is generally on par with or slightly below the state and district averages, with 29.25% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 25.46% in mathematics. The school excels in supporting English Language Learners, earning a 5-star rating, but its performance for Special Education students and those with low socioeconomic status is relatively lower, with 2-star ratings in these areas.

Piper Middle's ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 50th out of 355 Kansas middle schools in 2012-2013 to 172nd out of 362 in 2022-2023, indicating inconsistent academic outcomes. Compared to nearby schools like Lansing Middle 6-8 and Basehor-Linwood Middle School, which have higher overall rankings and stronger academic performance, Piper Middle could benefit from learning from their practices and strategies. However, the school's diverse student population is a strength that could be leveraged to provide a rich learning environment and prepare students for success in an increasingly diverse world.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4420 North 107 Street
       Kansas City, KS  66109


(913) 721-1144

District: Piper-Kansas City

SchoolDigger Rank:
172nd of 362 Kansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,656 Help


Students who attend Piper Middle usually attend:

High:    Piper High

Feeder schools for Piper Middle:

Elementary:    Piper Creek Elementary
    Piper Prairie Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  15.5 Help
Number of students:  708

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.0%
African American:
16.0%
Hispanic:
15.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Piper Middle ranks better than 52.5% of middle schools in Kansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Piper Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (54%), African American (16%), Hispanic (15.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Piper Middle is 15.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Piper Middle is $8,656.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Piper Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Piper Middle 172nd of 362 Kansas public middle schools. (See Piper Middle in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Piper-Kansas City:

SchoolDigger ranks Piper-Kansas City 82nd of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Piper Middle

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Rank History for all students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 73.45 46th 277 83.4%
2007 66.39 80th 286 72.0%
2008 73.88 51st 296 82.8%
2009 69.78 69th 307 77.5%
2010 68.24 86th 316 72.8%
2011 72.83 57th 320 82.2%
2012 69.33 88th 342 74.3%
2013 75.88 50th 355 85.9%
2015 72.06 62nd 368 83.2%
2016 62.16 99th 343 71.1%
2017 59.55 110th 358 69.3%
2018 63.46 93rd 350 73.4%
2019 67.86 83rd 368 77.4%
2021 58.96 117th 367 68.1%
2022 64.66 83rd 368 77.4%
2023 45.74 172nd 362 52.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 64.64 20th 79 74.7%
2022 71.40 19th 83 77.1%
2023 65.62 24th 90 73.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 86.28 2nd 60 96.7%
2023 70.75 5th 62 91.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.72 123rd 132 6.8%
2019 19.96 149th 157 5.1%
2022 36.15 107th 171 37.4%
2023 35.84 112th 178 37.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.21 147th 255 42.4%
2019 36.96 181st 270 33.0%
2021 41.00 161st 275 41.5%
2022 55.18 88th 270 67.4%
2023 53.45 107th 300 64.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.05 103rd 275 62.5%
2019 65.30 77th 294 73.8%
2021 63.19 83rd 313 73.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.72 123rd 132 6.8%
2019 19.96 149th 157 5.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.08 52nd 280 81.4%
2019 66.85 75th 301 75.1%
2021 53.43 112th 308 63.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 44.77 17th 31 45.2%
2023 32.81 22nd 31 29.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.06 11th 57 80.7%
2019 59.07 22nd 69 68.1%
2021 65.14 15th 65 76.9%
2022 58.60 17th 72 76.4%
2023 49.17 34th 73 53.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.28 21st 114 81.6%
2019 75.98 21st 128 83.6%
2021 67.05 30th 135 77.8%
2022 74.63 21st 138 84.8%
2023 61.57 35th 140 75.0%
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Rank History for White students at Piper Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.44 64th 333 80.8%
2019 73.18 58th 344 83.1%
2021 67.03 72nd 349 79.4%
2022 73.29 55th 349 84.2%
2023 48.80 151st 349 56.7%
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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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Enrollment information for Piper Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 239 7 0 10 4 n/a n/a 0 260
1992 264 7 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 278
1993 289 11 1 10 6 n/a n/a 0 317
1994 305 10 1 13 3 n/a n/a 0 332
1995 314 9 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 333
1996 314 9 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 333
1997 305 12 0 7 2 n/a n/a 0 326
1998 283 19 0 9 2 n/a n/a 0 313
1999 298 24 2 16 2 n/a n/a 0 342
2000 267 26 2 15 2 n/a n/a 0 312
2001 261 28 2 16 1 n/a n/a 0 308
2002 258 34 3 11 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2003 258 34 3 11 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2004 256 36 4 9 4 n/a n/a 0 309
2005 266 58 4 11 2 n/a n/a 1 342
2006 262 63 0 15 2 n/a n/a 4 346
2007 260 69 1 21 2 n/a n/a 1 354
2008 267 72 3 21 2 n/a n/a 11 376
2009 267 84 1 28 2 n/a n/a 15 397
2010 354 127 8 42 1 0 0 0 532
2011 349 117 9 34 2 0 0 0 511
2012 267 106 9 23 2 0 0 0 407
2013 267 93 8 40 3 0 3 0 414
2014 271 75 9 46 2 0 7 0 410
2015 278 79 11 48 4 0 15 0 435
2016 282 82 13 51 4 0 17 0 449
2017 304 102 12 55 2 1 15 0 491
2018 340 97 14 72 2 0 22 0 547
2019 344 98 15 84 1 1 23 0 566
2020 343 95 21 97 1 1 33 0 591
2021 350 91 25 91 2 2 38 0 599
2022 342 99 43 95 4 0 46 0 629
2023 382 113 55 111 4 0 43 0 708

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Piper Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 260 17.5 14.8 n/a
1992 278 19.0 14.6 7.9
1993 317 21.9 14.5 5.4
1994 332 23.5 14.1 4.5
1995 333 23.0 14.5 5.7
1996 333 23.0 14.5 5.7
1997 326 23.6 13.8 7.4
1998 313 23.7 13.2 7
1999 342 23.5 14.6 8.5
2000 312 23.3 13.4 5.4
2001 308 23.5 13.1 4.5
2002 307 22.1 13.9 5.9
2003 307 22.1 13.9 5.9
2004 309 22.8 13.6 5.8
2005 342 24.0 14.3 6.7
2006 346 25.5 13.6 7.9
2007 354 27.7 12.8 8.8
2008 376 21.7 17.3 9
2009 397 24.5 16.2 9.4
2010 532 30.0 17.7 17.7
2011 511 31.5 16.2 19.6
2012 407 24.4 16.6 21.6
2013 414 26.2 15.8 21.3
2014 410 27.0 15.1 19.3
2015 435 27.0 16.1 19.3
2016 449 27.0 16.6 22
2017 491 29.0 16.9 22.4
2018 547 31.0 17.6 22.5
2019 566 32.0 17.6 22.4
2020 591 34.0 17.3 21.2
2021 599 37.0 16.1 18.2
2022 629 39.5 15.9 17.3
2023 708 45.5 15.5 26.1

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 Piper Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 260 17.5 14.8 n/a
1992 278 19.0 14.6 7.9
1993 317 21.9 14.5 5.4
1994 332 23.5 14.1 4.5
1995 333 23.0 14.5 5.7
1996 333 23.0 14.5 5.7
1997 326 23.6 13.8 7.4
1998 313 23.7 13.2 7
1999 342 23.5 14.6 8.5
2000 312 23.3 13.4 5.4
2001 308 23.5 13.1 4.5
2002 307 22.1 13.9 5.9
2003 307 22.1 13.9 5.9
2004 309 22.8 13.6 5.8
2005 342 24.0 14.3 6.7
2006 346 25.5 13.6 7.9
2007 354 27.7 12.8 8.8
2008 376 21.7 17.3 9
2009 397 24.5 16.2 9.4
2010 532 30.0 17.7 17.7
2011 511 31.5 16.2 19.6
2012 407 24.4 16.6 21.6
2013 414 26.2 15.8 21.3
2014 410 27.0 15.1 19.3
2015 435 27.0 16.1 19.3
2016 449 27.0 16.6 22
2017 491 29.0 16.9 22.4
2018 547 31.0 17.6 22.5
2019 566 32.0 17.6 22.4
2020 591 34.0 17.3 21.2
2021 599 37.0 16.1 18.2
2022 629 39.5 15.9 17.3
2023 708 45.5 15.5 26.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Piper Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $595 (6.9%) $8,061 (93.1%) $8,656

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Piper Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 83rd of 368 Middle schoolsRanks 172nd of 362 Middle schools
 25%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Piper Middle)47.645.1
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Piper-Kansas City)47.645.1
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)38.433.7
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Piper Middle)41.829.2
 12.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Piper-Kansas City)41.829.2
 12.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.929.9
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Piper Middle)40.129.1
 11%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Piper-Kansas City)40.129.1
 11%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)31.831.7
 0%
7th Grade Mathematics (Piper Middle)44.934.2
 10.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Piper-Kansas City)44.934.2
 10.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)27.927.5
 0.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Piper Middle)22.612.6
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Piper-Kansas City)22.612.6
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)25.220.8
 4.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Piper Middle)32.612.8
 19.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Piper-Kansas City)32.612.8
 19.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)25.922.8
 3.1%
8th Grade Science (Piper Middle)31.621.6
 10%
   8th Grade Science (Piper-Kansas City)31.621.6
 10%
   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 Students566708
 25.1%
African American98113
 15.3%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian1555
 266.7%
Hispanic84111
 32.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White344382
 11%
Two or More Races2343
 87%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.4%26.1%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Piper Middle

Students at Piper Middle are 54% White, 16% African American, 16% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 708 students attended Piper Middle.

Students who attend Piper Middle usually go on to attend Piper High

Piper Middle ranks 172nd of 362 Kansas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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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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