DISTRICT ACCOLADES

  • The following are just some of the many distinctions Blue Valley Schools and its students have recently earned:

     

    • In Forbes’ 2021 Best in State Employers list, Blue Valley Schools ranked #2 overall in Kansas and the #1 ranked school district employer.

    • Blue Valley's ACT composite average for 2021 graduates was 24.2 with 1,731 testers. The state average was 19.6 and the national average was 20.3.

    • 2021 Blue Valley graduates recorded another year of strong SAT scores while exceeding state and national averages.  Blue Valley students scored an average of 1332 on the test that measures math and evidence-based reading and writing. In Kansas, the average is 1243 and nationwide the average is 1060 out of a possible 1600.  Blue Valley had 123 students take the SAT in 2021, which accounts for 17% of all testers in Kansas.

    • All five Blue Valley high schools earned top 10 recognition on the U.S. News 2022 Best High Schools list for Kansas. College readiness and state assessment performance are key metrics within the rankings. 

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    • Blue Valley's graduation rate is 97.2 percent.

    • 54 Blue Valley seniors were named 2022 National Merit finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    • Three Blue Valley seniors named U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalists.

    • The district's bond rating continues to be excellent with an Aaa rating from Moody's and an AA+ rating from Standard & Poor's. The excellent rating helps to save patron tax dollars by allowing the district better interest rates on the bonds sold.

    • The CAPS Network has expanded to 73 programs, across more than 131 school districts in 19 states and three international locations. The CAPS Network continues to gain greater national visibility and awareness.
       
    • Niche released its 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings and Blue Valley tops two Kansas lists-- Districts with the Best Teachers in Kansas and Best School Districts in Kansas. Niche’s grades and ranking are calculated using dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews.

     

    • Leawood Middle student Jonah Stein was named Kansas’ top middle school youth volunteer of 2021 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, America's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service.