Pierson Middle School

  • Pierson Middle School serves 112 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Pierson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pierson Middle School's student population of 112 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students112 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pierson 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 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pierson Middle School is 0.14, which is less 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 Testing Rank#685 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
95%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.140.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKingsley-Pierson Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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