Holmes Junior High School

505 Holmes Dr
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Holmes Junior High School serves 673 students in grades 7-9.
Holmes Junior High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (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 78% (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 17% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Holmes Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Holmes Junior High School's student population of 673 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-9
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Holmes Junior High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Holmes Junior High School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#172 out of 1221 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
5%
7%
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White
83%
73%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.31
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Holmes Junior High School's ranking?
Holmes Junior High School is ranked #172 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Holmes Junior High School?
673 students attend Holmes Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Holmes Junior High School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Holmes Junior High School?
Holmes Junior High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Holmes Junior High School offer ?
Holmes Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 7-9 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Holmes Junior High School part of?
Holmes Junior High School is part of Cedar Falls Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-9
  • Enrollment: 673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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