Blue Valley School District Homes For Sale
Within the Blue Valley School District, real estate in Overland Park, Olathe and Leawood is often chosen by families. Due to the many advantages provided to students by this award winning district, it is one of the most desirable within Johnson County. The district takes in 91 square miles in the southeastern part of the county and includes 34 schools. With an enrollment of over 20,000 students, schools within the district provide many opportunities, including special programs. Among the programs offered are Advanced Placement and college credit courses as well as intervention programs for math and reading. Mentoring programs, K-12 enrichment programs, and ACCESS, an independent living skills program for students with moderate to severe disabilities are offered as well. In the Blue Valley School District, homes for sale are located in a number of communities; Symphony Hills and Parkwood Hills in Olathe, Lionsgate homes in Overland Park and Steeplechase in Leawood are just a few.
The Blue Valley School District is located in Overland Park. This community has been recognized nationally by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com and Business Week on lists such as ‘Best Places to Live’, ‘America’s Best Affordable Places to Retire’ and ’10 Best Places to Grow Up’. The district has 20 elementary schools, 9 middle schools and five high schools. 75% of the teaching staff has a master’s degree or higher. The graduation rate within the district is 95.1%.
The 2011 graduates of schools within the Blue Valley District had the highest ACT score within the Kansas City metro area. In addition, the scores were the 2nd highest in the history of the district. 96% of students on the Kansas Math Assessment met standards or scored higher. All of the schools in the district made 2011 No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress for the ninth year in a row.
Blue Valley School District real estate is highly desirable due to the excellent schools. Residents of the communities served by this district believe that one of the reasons Blue Valley is so highly ranked is the dedicated staff. A Customer Assessment survey for the 2007-2008 school year showed 95% of those surveyed gave teachers an “A” or “B” rating. They believe staff members are “committed to helping students find their path to success.”