East Middle School

  • East Middle School serves 1,067 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (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 76% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • East 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24%.

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School Overview

  • East Middle School's student population of 1,067 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,067 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • East Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of East Middle School is 0.47, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#838 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
77%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
11%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
70%
76%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in East Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.470.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux City Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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It is common knowledge in Sioux City that this is the worst of all middle and high schools. (unless of course you are a second or third generation Raider) Even the recent change in administration has had little impact on the lack of fair and equitable opportunities for all students. The self-serving attitudes of the administration and most of the faculty and staff has lasting, negative implications for students. Do not consider this school for your children.
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