Meredith Middle School

  • Meredith Middle School serves 734 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 56% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Meredith 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Meredith Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Meredith Middle School's student population of 734 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students734 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Meredith Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Meredith Middle School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1152 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
16%
2%
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Hispanic
21%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Meredith Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
29%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Meredith Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
29%
77%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Meredith Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.770.40
This chart display the diversity score of Meredith Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Meredith Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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