Blue Valley High

Summary:

Blue Valley High is a public high school located in Stilwell, Kansas, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,412 students. It is part of the highly-ranked Blue Valley School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 269 districts in Kansas and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Blue Valley High consistently ranks among the top high schools in Kansas, ranking 8th out of 327 schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students perform exceptionally well on state assessments, with 46.41% of 10th-grade students and 46.41% of all students proficient or better in English Language Arts, and 41.26% of 10th-grade students and 41.26% of all students proficient or better in Mathematics. These scores are significantly higher than the state averages. Blue Valley High also performs well in Science, with 48.27% of 11th-grade students and 48.27% of all students proficient or better. However, the school has a predominantly white student population, with 75% of students identifying as white, and a relatively low percentage of African American (2.9%) and Hispanic (7.29%) students compared to the state averages. The school also serves a relatively affluent student population, with only 10.62% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly lower than the state average.

While the nearby Blue Valley School District high schools, such as Blue Valley North, Blue Valley Southwest, Blue Valley Northwest, and Blue Valley West, all perform at a similarly high level academically and have comparable student demographics, Blue Valley High stands out with its consistently high ranking and exceptional performance on state assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 6001 W. 159th St.
       Stilwell, KS  66085


(913) 239-4800

District: Blue Valley

SchoolDigger Rank:
8th of 327 Kansas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,700 Help


Feeder schools for Blue Valley High:

Elementary:    Blue River Elementary
    Prairie Star Elementary
    Stanley Elementary
    Stilwell Elementary
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Middle:    Blue Valley Middle
    Prairie Star Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.7 Help
Number of students:  1,412

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.0%
Asian:
9.6%
Hispanic:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.6% Help


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Compare Details Blue Valley High ranks better than 97.6% of high schools in Kansas. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the Blue Valley School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75%), Asian (9.6%), Hispanic (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blue Valley High is 15.7, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Blue Valley School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blue Valley High is $9,700. 3 high schools in the Blue Valley School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Blue Valley High:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Valley High 8th of 327 Kansas public high schools. (See Blue Valley High in the ranking list.)

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Blue Valley:

SchoolDigger ranks Blue Valley 3rd of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blue Valley High

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Rank History for all students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 83.22 25th 262 90.5%
2007 88.23 13th 280 95.4%
2008 76.46 55th 267 79.4%
2009 86.90 9th 291 96.9%
2010 84.36 12th 302 96.0%
2011 82.47 17th 298 94.3%
2012 77.60 20th 317 93.7%
2013 84.61 10th 323 96.9%
2015 93.15 5th 326 98.5%
2016 99.01 2nd 313 99.4%
2017 98.71 4th 316 98.7%
2018 98.11 4th 314 98.7%
2019 90.41 11th 325 96.6%
2021 94.79 4th 320 98.8%
2022 91.66 9th 324 97.2%
2023 94.74 8th 327 97.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.79 5th 49 89.8%
2019 84.69 8th 58 86.2%
2021 94.41 1st 55 98.2%
2022 94.94 1st 57 98.2%
2023 96.51 2nd 64 96.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.95 5th 110 95.5%
2019 77.93 8th 111 92.8%
2021 84.46 5th 115 95.7%
2022 86.02 5th 117 95.7%
2023 75.08 16th 122 86.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.37 29th 228 87.3%
2019 60.53 67th 229 70.7%
2021 81.59 18th 213 91.5%
2022 80.62 19th 223 91.5%
2023 75.51 31st 250 87.6%
See the entire list of Best Kansas High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.87 5th 248 98.0%
2019 87.10 17th 249 93.2%
2021 94.63 2nd 250 99.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.95 5th 110 95.5%
2019 77.93 8th 111 92.8%
2021 84.46 5th 115 95.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.18 8th 35 77.1%
2019 54.20 21st 37 43.2%
2021 50.88 20th 35 42.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.45 6th 248 97.6%
2019 90.10 14th 252 94.4%
2021 93.05 9th 258 96.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.31 1st 29 96.6%
2019 90.88 2nd 32 93.8%
2021 83.12 6th 29 79.3%
2022 81.25 5th 28 82.1%
2023 86.59 4th 33 87.9%
See the entire list of Best Kansas High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for African American students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.64 8th 47 83.0%
2023 99.28 1st 53 98.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.36 5th 89 94.4%
2019 92.53 5th 92 94.6%
2021 83.16 11th 99 88.9%
2022 92.42 5th 102 95.1%
2023 85.81 9th 110 91.8%
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Rank History for White students at Blue Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.09 12th 296 95.9%
2019 80.63 35th 306 88.6%
2021 89.88 12th 302 96.0%
2022 87.33 17th 307 94.5%
2023 87.55 15th 309 95.1%
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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.

Blue Valley High Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Blue Valley High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 659 7 13 5 1 n/a n/a 0 685
1989 683 10 14 8 2 n/a n/a 0 717
1990 717 10 20 10 3 n/a n/a 0 760
1991 815 17 19 7 6 n/a n/a 0 864
1992 933 18 20 6 7 n/a n/a 0 984
1993 1023 14 25 11 7 n/a n/a 0 1080
1994 883 9 19 2 7 n/a n/a 0 920
1995 1045 11 11 10 7 n/a n/a 0 1084
1996 1045 11 11 10 7 n/a n/a 0 1084
1997 1165 12 17 8 3 n/a n/a 0 1205
1998 1242 14 17 14 3 n/a n/a 0 1290
1999 1388 24 31 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1459
2000 1495 26 35 18 2 n/a n/a 0 1576
2001 1632 32 57 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1745
2002 992 33 46 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1084
2003 992 33 46 13 0 n/a n/a 0 1084
2004 1062 32 61 18 1 n/a n/a 2 1176
2005 1130 27 52 13 2 n/a n/a 33 1257
2006 1230 32 53 22 3 n/a n/a 34 1374
2007 1282 23 62 30 7 n/a n/a 0 1404
2008 1326 27 61 28 7 n/a n/a 0 1449
2009 1332 31 62 30 5 n/a n/a 0 1460
2010 1291 29 56 60 4 1 53 0 1494
2011 1031 32 64 46 2 1 47 0 1223
2012 1070 26 73 47 2 0 49 0 1267
2013 1183 29 83 50 4 1 52 0 1402
2014 1244 29 78 55 6 1 51 0 1464
2015 1273 25 95 60 5 3 50 0 1511
2016 1311 22 103 72 7 3 52 0 1570
2017 1289 28 118 80 6 2 54 0 1577
2018 1299 28 128 73 4 1 54 0 1587
2019 1262 31 136 88 4 1 69 0 1591
2020 1219 35 146 107 2 1 72 0 1582
2021 1216 31 152 103 2 3 65 0 1572
2022 1119 35 148 105 4 4 72 0 1487
2023 1059 41 135 103 3 3 68 0 1412

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 Blue Valley High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 685 43.0 15.9 0
1989 717 49.0 14.6 n/a
1990 760 56.3 13.4 0
1991 864 57.8 14.9 n/a
1992 984 61.1 16.1 1.5
1993 1080 65.0 16.6 1
1994 920 60.5 15.2 1.1
1995 1084 68.8 15.8 2.1
1996 1084 68.8 15.8 2.1
1997 1205 71.4 16.9 2
1998 1290 81.0 15.9 2.2
1999 1459 93.7 15.6 2
2000 1576 96.2 16.4 1.6
2001 1745 104.9 16.6 1.3
2002 1084 68.8 15.8 2.7
2003 1084 68.8 15.8 2.7
2004 1176 73.0 16.1 2.9
2005 1257 79.4 15.8 3.8
2006 1374 82.8 16.6 3.4
2007 1404 98.9 14.2 3.1
2008 1449 80.8 17.9 3.7
2009 1460 82.8 17.6 5.2
2010 1494 82.3 18.1 5.6
2011 1223 64.6 18.9 6
2012 1267 88.0 14.3 5.8
2013 1402 76.4 18.3 5.9
2014 1464 85.3 17.1 5.7
2015 1511 85.0 17.7 6.9
2016 1570 87.0 18.0 6.2
2017 1577 93.9 16.7 6.2
2018 1587 95.2 16.6 6.4
2019 1591 98.0 16.2 7.4
2020 1582 101.4 15.6 7.8
2021 1572 80.0 19.6 7.6
2022 1487 82.9 17.9 6.2
2023 1412 89.6 15.7 10.6

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 Blue Valley High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 685 43.0 15.9 0
1989 717 49.0 14.6 n/a
1990 760 56.3 13.4 0
1991 864 57.8 14.9 n/a
1992 984 61.1 16.1 1.5
1993 1080 65.0 16.6 1
1994 920 60.5 15.2 1.1
1995 1084 68.8 15.8 2.1
1996 1084 68.8 15.8 2.1
1997 1205 71.4 16.9 2
1998 1290 81.0 15.9 2.2
1999 1459 93.7 15.6 2
2000 1576 96.2 16.4 1.6
2001 1745 104.9 16.6 1.3
2002 1084 68.8 15.8 2.7
2003 1084 68.8 15.8 2.7
2004 1176 73.0 16.1 2.9
2005 1257 79.4 15.8 3.8
2006 1374 82.8 16.6 3.4
2007 1404 98.9 14.2 3.1
2008 1449 80.8 17.9 3.7
2009 1460 82.8 17.6 5.2
2010 1494 82.3 18.1 5.6
2011 1223 64.6 18.9 6
2012 1267 88.0 14.3 5.8
2013 1402 76.4 18.3 5.9
2014 1464 85.3 17.1 5.7
2015 1511 85.0 17.7 6.9
2016 1570 87.0 18.0 6.2
2017 1577 93.9 16.7 6.2
2018 1587 95.2 16.6 6.4
2019 1591 98.0 16.2 7.4
2020 1582 101.4 15.6 7.8
2021 1572 80.0 19.6 7.6
2022 1487 82.9 17.9 6.2
2023 1412 89.6 15.7 10.6

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 Blue Valley High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $342 (3.5%) $9,357 (96.5%) $9,700

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blue Valley High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 11th of 325 High schoolsRanks 8th of 327 High schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Valley High)45.446.4
 1.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Blue Valley)45.252
 6.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)28.526.7
 1.7%
10th Grade Mathematics (Blue Valley High)41.141.3
 0.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Blue Valley)48.546.6
 1.9%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)24.521
 3.5%
11th Grade Science (Blue Valley High)45.648.3
 2.7%
   11th Grade Science (Blue Valley)43.949.3
 5.5%
   11th Grade Science (Kansas)32.428.9
 3.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students15911412
 11.3%
African American3141
 32.3%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian136135
 0.7%
Hispanic88103
 17%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White12621059
 16.1%
Two or More Races6968
 1.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.4%10.6%
 3.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Valley High

Yes! Blue Valley High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 8th of 327 Kansas high schools.

Students at Blue Valley High are 75% White, 10% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,412 students attended Blue Valley High.

Blue Valley High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Blue River Elementary
Elementary : Prairie Star Elementary
Elementary : Stanley Elementary
Elementary : Stilwell Elementary
Elementary : Sunrise Point Elementary
Middle : Blue Valley Middle
Middle : Prairie Star Middle


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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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