3555 N 10th St
Marion, IA 52302
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Excelsior Middle School serves 635 students in grades 7-8.
Excelsior Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 635 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Excelsior Middle School's student population of 635 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
635 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Excelsior Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Excelsior Middle School is 0.34, which is less 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
#457 out of 1221 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
12%
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Black
5%
7%
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White
81%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 schools are Excelsior Middle School often compared to?

Excelsior Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Oak Ridge School by visitors of our site.

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

71% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Excelsior Middle School?

635 students attend Excelsior Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

81% of Excelsior Middle School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Asian.

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

Excelsior Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Excelsior Middle School offer ?

Excelsior Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

What school district is Excelsior Middle School part of?

Excelsior Middle School is part of Linn-Mar Community School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 635 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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