DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

demographics.jpgBlue Valley students identify more than 75 different languages as their primary home language with 10.67 percent of students reporting a home language other than English. The top five non-English home languages reported include Spanish, Telugu, Chinese, Urdu and Korean.

Blue Valley Schools is committed to examining multiple perspectives and working to prepare all members of the Blue Valley community to thrive in a diverse world. The district's diversity team leads Blue Valley's efforts toward culturally responsive schools. This work was affirmed when The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council awarded The Table of Faiths Award to Blue Valley Schools for 2016. The award recognizes an organization that is visible in the community, is making a positive difference in building relationships with diverse religious groups and promotes a pluralistic vision.

Blue Valley Schools has experienced more than 40 straight years of increasing enrollment for the district. Whether the district grows by 50 or 500 students, Blue Valley continues to provide an Education Beyond Expectations to all of its students.

LOCATION

Unified in 1965, Blue Valley Schools encompasses 91 square miles in southeastern Johnson County in portions of south Overland Park, Leawood and Olathe. These cities have been recognized in many national quality-of-life rankings. Overland Park was ranked No. 1 on the "Best Cities for Families" list by Wallethub.com in 2016; and Livability.com ranked Overland Park at No. 1 out of the "Top 10 Best Cities for Kids 2015".

Blue Valley Schools is home to more than 46,000 residential housing units. Approximately 68 percent of the units are single-family dwellings and 32 percent are duplexes/condos/multi-family housing. The average household size in Blue Valley is 2.63 residents.

The majority of Blue Valley residents are under the age of 40, with a significant portion of the population in the 20 to 44-year-old age group. The median age of Blue Valley's residential population in 2012 was 39.9 years old. The median income of all Blue Valley households is $103,899. According to information derived from the Johnson County Appraiser's Office, the average value of single-family residences in the school district is approximately $317,700.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • Advanced Placement (AP) and other college credit courses
  • The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)
  • K-12 enrichment programs
  • Intervention programs for reading and math
  • The Blue Valley Academy, a non-traditional program for high school students
  • The Wilderness Science Center, which offers students of all ages hands-on environmental education in a 30-acre nature preserve
  • Mentoring programs, and
  • ACCESS, a program teaching independent living skills for students with moderate to severe disabilities​​​​​​​

​​ETHNICITY

Caucasian/White: 73.99%
Asian: 12.62%
Hispanic: 5.54%
African-American/Black: 3.18%
American Indian/Alaskan Native American: 0.33%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.08%

​​FACILITIES

21 elementary schools (grades K-5)
9 middle schools (grades 6-8)
5 high schools (grades 9-12)

​ENROLLMENT
2016-17

K-12: 22,078
Preschool-12: 22,72​8​

STAFF

Certified staff: 1,848
Classified staff: 1,418
Administrators: 104
Percent of teaching staff with a master's degree or higher: 77 percent

MORE FACTS​

Grades 7-12 dropout rate: 0.3 percent
Average daily attendance: 96.7 percent
Graduation rate: 97​​ percent
Student/computer ratio: 1.7:1​​​​​​​