Berg Middle School

1900 N 5th Ave East
Newton, IA 50208
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 845 students in grades 5-8, Berg Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 845 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 55% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Berg Middle School's student population of 845 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
845 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
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School Rankings

Berg Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Berg Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
#956 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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55%
64%
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61%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
8%
12%
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Black
3%
7%
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White
82%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.32
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Berg Middle School's ranking?
Berg Middle School is ranked #956 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Berg Middle School?
845 students attend Berg Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Berg Middle School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Berg Middle School?
Berg Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Berg Middle School offer ?
Berg Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Berg Middle School part of?
Berg Middle School is part of Newton Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 845 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 55% (Btm 50%)
  • : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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