Simle Middle School

1215 North 19th St,

Bismarck, ND, 58501-2903

Tel: (701)323-4600
Grades: 7-9

849 students

Simle Middle School serves 849 students in grades 7-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the ND average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the state average of 16%.
Simle Middle School operates within the Bismarck 1 School District.

Overview

The student population of 849 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-9
Total Students 849 students
Simle Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Simle Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Simle Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ND) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 10:1
Simle Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
6%
9%
Simle Middle School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Simle Middle School Asian (1988-2010)
Hispanic
1%
3%
Simle Middle School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
3%
Simle Middle School Black (1999-2012)
White
88%
84%
Simle Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.22 0.30
Simle Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
21%
27%
Simle Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
4%
6%
Simle Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,446 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Bismarck 1 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
2
Number of Students Managed 11,446 195
Bismarck 1 School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $110 MM $2 MM
Bismarck 1 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $107 MM $2 MM
Bismarck 1 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,115 $11,374
Bismarck 1 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,819 $11,118
Bismarck 1 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bismarck High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Wachter Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pioneer Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bismarck Pioneer Elementary School
    1400 Braman Ave
    Bismarck , ND , 58501
    (701)323-4220
    0.4  mi  |  281  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Bismarck Becep Center
    720 North 14th St
    Bismarck , ND , 58501
    (701)323-4400
    0.6  mi  |  287  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Bismarck Saxvik Elementary School
    523 North 21st St
    Bismarck , ND , 58501
    (701)323-4250
    0.6  mi  |  253  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Bismarck Robert Place Miller Elementary School
    1989 North 20th St
    Bismarck , ND , 58501
    (701)323-4170
    0.8  mi  |  587  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Bismarck Bismarck High School
    800 North 8th St
    Bismarck , ND , 58501
    (701)323-4800
    0.9  mi  |  1312  students  |  Gr.  10-12

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