School Details

Indian Woods Middle School

9700 Woodson, Shawnee Mission, KS 66207
(913) 993-0600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 659 students 15 students/teacher (KS avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

87%
90%
81%
92%
91%
88%
93%
89%
82%

Kansas State Assessments (KSA)

In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Shawnee Mission Pub School average
  • Kansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
84%
84%
92%
90%
87%
89%
86%
78%

Kansas State Assessments (KSA)

In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Shawnee Mission Pub School average
  • Kansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Indian Woods Middle School is a public middle school in Overland Park. 659 students go to Indian Woods Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 31% of the 659 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Indian Woods Middle School is 15:1. Holy Cross Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 67%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 17% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am extremely impressed with Indian Woods. I have especially been amazed by the band program. The band teacher is really patient especially with the kids who never practice and aren't very good. She also has a jazz band program which is really exceptional for the middle school level.

  • (5 years ago)

    i've only been at IWMS for a year but i really love it! there are so many elective choices you can take and the teachers make classes interesting and fun. we also do really fun activities in gym and take field trips in many classes. great school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mr. Wink is a top-notch administrator. He calls kids by name even the quiet ones and even though they are only there for 2 years. Most of the teachers have been very good. The counselors have been great to work with. The school has a fantastic program facilitated by SafeHome a domestic violence group.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is school is great. From what I hear from my children the environment is the best.

  • (7 years ago)

    its a really good school. great teachers that would take a chance and help make sure students have a great education.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent whose daughter attended IWMS. I have another child who will be there in a couple of years. We have enjoyed the teachers programs and general atmosphere of caring. The enviroment is one of safety comfort and overal feeling of welcome for the kids and as a parent of an Honor Roll & band student I can say that the music program is top-notch as is the directorship. When looking for a school when we transferred to this state I looked at all the programs test scores etc. and Indian Woods was the only place for us!

  • (10 years ago)

    Indian Woods is a fabulous school. I am an eighth grader attending there. There is a pleasant environment for both teachers and students. It is a very diverse school which I find to be enjoyable. The teachers are sincere and many of them sponsor certain after school clubs. As well as the basic communications class there are special education classes that can replace it. Many of my friends participate in the band and orchestra programs at Indian Woods as well as participate in the specialty music programs such as jazz band and small ensemble. I hope you choose Indian Woods for your child.

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