Sunny Vale Middle School

3930 South R D Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015
(816) 224-1330
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 775 students 15 students/teacher (MO avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

54%
58%
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56%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Blue Springs R-Iv School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
67%
56%
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73%
58%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Blue Springs R-Iv School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
63%
51%
57%
59%
44%
56%
63%
53%

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Blue Springs R-Iv School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
75%
55%

End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Blue Springs R-Iv School District average
  • Missouri state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sunny Vale Middle School is a public middle school in Independence. The principal of Sunny Vale Middle School is Mr. Steve Goddard and can be contacted at Sgoddard@Bssd.Net. 775 children attend Sunny Vale Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 38% of the 775 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunny Vale Middle School is 15:1. Marillac is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 77%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    There is great balance with this school as far as academics extra-curricular activities sports art music and other programs (e.g. elective classes; play; foreign languages) goes. About all the teachers are experienced educators. My eight grader has only positive experience with the school and the teachers. They do really care-and you can tell the caring/empowering environment starts from the top-principal. School hours is perfect. Only observation as a parent is the admin. staff in the front office may need to be more organized/efficient.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Sunny Vale This is my first year going but it is my favorite school of all time. One of my favorite classes is extended math. How ever I don't reccomend art to any 5th graders wasn't the best class. Every kid I reccomed should pick Forigeng Language because I learned a varitey of languages. Keep in mind the teachers will change but I should tell you that the thing that I really wanted to get Digital Keyboarding out of the way only because it is a requirement to take it in middle school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to this school now. This school is ok I wouldn't recommend it! They have some mean teachers but the rest is pretty good! The teachers and principals are sort of strict. -Student

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to this school now and I love it! If you send your child to this school they will have amazing teachers and also great classmates! Even if maybe the parents have to move cause of a new job then students in that grade will walk the new student around the school on their first day. I should know I am one of the people who are lucky enough to see the new student and stay friends with them the rest of the year. Sunny Vale is a great school all the teachers are very caring and awesome to the students. This is the best school I have every been to in my life!

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has been here for the past 3 years and the administration is a joke. They let anything happen. The teachers seem nice and caring. They're willing to come in early for one on one teaching. But other than that I would not recomend this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    i attended this school in 7th grade and part of 8th grade year. the lunch is great. they have a snack bar. kind of pricey! the teachers are nice and caring.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two daughter's who go to this school one in 8th and one in 6th. i love it! The staff is amazing they will gladly come in early in the morning for one on one teaching. I have been very pleased.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my daughter's first year at Middle School and so far we love it. She is involed in the gifted program which is one of her favorite classes and teachers. She enjoys the variety in classes. The school has the ability to commuicate grades via email and input money into your students lunch account on-line.

  • (9 years ago)

    Recently my husband has been deployed to iraq. As soon as the teachers and counselors found out they called my son into the office and told him to remember there is always someone there to help or talk to him when needed. They are taking the extra help to see that he furthurs his education without any distractions.

  • (10 years ago)

    Students who attend school here love most of the teachers. They make learning interesting while not giving assignments that are too easy. Sunny Vale has many classes. Sixth-graders have six exploratory classes throughout their school year. Kids in seventh and eighth grade can choose between foreign language; family and consumer science; industrial technology; speech and drama; computers; orchestra (which by the way is excellent with a wider variety of music than other musical classes); band; and vocal music as explo classes. The four main core classes are Math/Pre-Algrebra/Algebra; Language Arts; Social Studies/Ancient History; and Science...as well as Academic Skills a special class that teaches various topics and skills that help with the end-of-the-year MAP Test. There are many after school activities including an annual school musical with a nice stage with cutains and backstage area. There are also contests and other opportunities. Athletics include track cross-country basketball volleyball football.

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