Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School

  • Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School serves 852 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 28%.

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School Overview

  • Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School's student population of 852 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students852 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall School Rank#1938 out of 2,073 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
31%
6%
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Black
12%
16%
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White
50%
72%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.640.23
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndependence 30 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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