800 N Jackson St
Osceola, IA 50213
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Clarke Middle School serves 335 students in grades 6-8.
Clarke Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Clarke Middle School's student population of 335 students has grown by 59% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
335 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Clarke Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Clarke Middle School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1047 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
34%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
62%
74%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Clarke Middle School?

335 students attend Clarke Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

62% of Clarke Middle School students are White, 34% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Clarke Middle School?

Clarke Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Clarke Middle School offer ?

Clarke Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Clarke Middle School part of?

Clarke Middle School is part of Clarke Community School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 335 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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