Spirit Lake Middle School

609 28th St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 343 students in grades 5-8, Spirit Lake Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 343 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : Top 50% in IA
  • : 70% (Top 50%)
  • : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Spirit Lake Middle School's student population of 343 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
343 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Spirit Lake Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Spirit Lake Middle School is 0.19, 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.
This School
State Level (IA)
#437 out of 1221 schools
(Top 50%)
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70%
64%
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75%
68%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Spirit Lake Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
5%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
90%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
0.19
This chart display the diversity score of Spirit Lake Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Spirit Lake Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Spirit Lake Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spirit Lake Middle School's ranking?
Spirit Lake Middle School is ranked #437 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 75% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Spirit Lake Middle School?
343 students attend Spirit Lake Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Spirit Lake Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Spirit Lake Middle School?
Spirit Lake Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Spirit Lake Middle School offer ?
Spirit Lake Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Spirit Lake Middle School part of?
Spirit Lake Middle School is part of Spirit Lake Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 343 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 70% (Top 50%)
  • : 75% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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