DISTRICT ACCOLADES

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

     

    • Blue Valley Schools was named to Forbes Best-in-State Employers list, ranking number one among all Kansas employers. Blue Valley is the top-ranked K-12 school district in the Kansas City metro area.

    • Blue Valley's ACT composite average for 2020 graduates was 24.3 with approximately 96% of 2020 graduates taking the test. The state average was 20.4. Additionally, 48% of Blue Valley graduates taking the exam met all four college readiness benchmarks in English, Math, Reading and Science.

    • 2020 Blue Valley graduates recorded another year of strong SAT scores while exceeding state and national averages. Blue Valley students scored on average 1313 on the test that measures math, verbal and writing skills. In Kansas, the average is 1237 and nationwide the average is 1051 out of a possible 1600. The College Board, which administers the SAT, changed the format and scoring of the test recently. Thus, the scores are not comparable to previous years.

    • Five Blue Valley high schools were named to the U.S. News & World Report's best high schools list. 

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    • Blue Valley's graduation rate is 97.2 percent.

    • 58 Blue Valley seniors were named 2022 National Merit semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    • 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 2021by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, America's largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service.