Harding Middle School

  • Harding Middle School serves 788 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Harding Middle School's student population of 788 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students788 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harding Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harding Middle School is 0.74, 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#1194 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
13%
2%
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Hispanic
35%
11%
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Black
23%
6%
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White
23%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.740.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  • Des Moines Findley Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
    0.4 miles
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8407
    0.4 K-5 343
  • Des Moines Oak Park
    Grades: PK-5 | 369 students
    0.4 miles
    3928 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8428
    0.4 PK-5 369
  • Des Moines Madison Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
    0.8 miles
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8420
    0.8 PK-5 279
  • Des Moines North High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,319 student
    0.8 miles
    501 Holcomb Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-7200
    0.8 9-12 1,319
  • Des Moines Cattell Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    0.9 miles
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8403
    0.9 K-5 410

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