Brody Middle School

  • Brody Middle School serves 745 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Brody Middle School's student population of 745 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students745 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Brody Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Brody Middle School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1055 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
24%
11%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
60%
77%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Brody Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.580.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Brody Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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this school is a great school to go to and is not over protective like some schools I know. the new principal is OK and I''m learning lots from experienced teachers. I wouldn't change what school I go to
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