Southeast Polk Junior High School

8325 Ne University Ave.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Southeast Polk Junior High School serves 1,049 students in grades 7-8.
Southeast Polk Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (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 80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Southeast Polk Junior High School's student population of 1,049 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students1,049 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

Southeast Polk Junior High School is ranked within the top 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 diversity score of Southeast Polk Junior High School is 0.35, 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
#460 out of 1232 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
80%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.350.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSoutheast Polk Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Southeast Polk Junior High School is Southeast Polk High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hoyt Middle School (5.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spring Creek - 6th Grade (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pleasant Hill Spring Creek - 6th Grade Math: 84% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6 | 577 students
    0.3 miles
    8031 Ne University Ave.
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (515) 967-5533
    0.3 6 577
  • Pleasant Hill Southeast Polk High School Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,073 students
    0.4 miles
    7945 Ne University Ave.
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (515) 967-6631
    0.4 9-12 2,073
  • Altoona Clay Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 644 students
    2.2 miles
    3200 First Avenue S.
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515) 967-4198
    2.2 PK-5 644
  • Pleasant Hill Four Mile Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 430 students
    2.2 miles
    670 Se 68th St
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (515) 265-1972
    2.2 K-5 430
  • Altoona Willowbrook Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 553 students
    2.9 miles
    300 17th Ave Sw
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515) 967-7512
    2.9 PK-5 553

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