203 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Harding Middle School serves 788 students in grades 6-8.
Harding 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 38% (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 36% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Harding Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Harding Middle School's student population of 788 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
788 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Harding 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 Harding Middle School is 0.76, 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 Data
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1202 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
13%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
11%
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Black
24%
6%
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White
21%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.76
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 788 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.76 (Top 1%)

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