Kesling Middle School

Kesling Middle School serves 804 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the IN average of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Kesling Middle School operates within the Laporte Community Corp School District.

Overview

The student population of 804 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 804 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 47 teachers
Students by Grade Kesling Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 17:1
Hispanic
10%
9%
Black
2%
13%
White
80%
71%
All Ethnic Groups Kesling Middle School Sch Ethnicity Kesling Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.35 0.25
Kesling Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
41%
41%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,334 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Laporte Community Corp School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
4
Number of Students Managed 6,334 1,613
District Total Revenue $74 MM $21 MM
Laporte Community  Corp School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $63 MM $18 MM
Laporte Community  Corp School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,460 $13,002
Laporte Community  Corp School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,791 $11,056
Laporte Community  Corp School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laporte High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Paul F Boston Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Handley Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LaporteHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Handley Elementary School
    408 10th St
    LaporteIN 46350
    (219)362-2561
    0.6 mi | 372 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • LaporteLaporte High School
    602 'f' St
    LaporteIN 46350
    (219)362-3102
    0.9 mi | 1880 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • LaportePaul F Boston Middle School
    1000 Harrison St
    LaporteIN 46350
    (219)326-6930
    1.1 mi | 761 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • LaporteLincoln Elementary School
    402 Harrison St
    LaporteIN 46350
    (219)362-3755
    1.3 mi | 299 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • LaporteHailmann Elementary School
    1001 East Ohio St
    LaporteIN 46350
    (219)362-2080
    1.5 mi | 413 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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Did You Know?
Laporte, IN public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.34, which is higher than the Indiana average of 0.29. The most diverse school in Laporte is Camp Summit Juv Facility High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Indiana or national school diversity statistics.