Spencer Middle School

  • Spencer Middle School serves 473 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

School Overview

  • Spencer Middle School's student population of 473 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students473 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Spencer Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Spencer Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. 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#520 out of 1,252 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
11%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
88%
77%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Spencer Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Spencer Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.220.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Spencer 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 NameSpencer Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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