5401 Lorraine Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
East Middle School serves 1,109 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,109 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

East Middle School's student population of 1,109 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,109 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

East Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of East Middle School is 0.57, 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
#934 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
12%
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Black
5%
7%
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White
61%
74%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   5/16/2011
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.
- Posted by Parent - afd53

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,109 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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