901 East Park Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50315
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Weeks Middle School serves 743 students in grades 6-8.
Weeks 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 743 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Weeks Middle School's student population of 743 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
743 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Weeks Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Weeks Middle School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1168 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
14%
3%
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Hispanic
41%
12%
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Black
16%
7%
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White
21%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Weeks Middle School?

743 students attend Weeks Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

41% of Weeks Middle School students are Hispanic, 21% of students are White, 16% of students are Black, 14% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Weeks Middle School?

Weeks Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Weeks Middle School offer ?

Weeks Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

School Reviews

1   3/26/2020
Hello, I am a 6th grader at weeks middle school and this is my review on this middle school Cafeteria: Pro: The food is wonderful and delicious Con: I sometimes find HAIRS in my food that aren't mine, the lunch ladies most of them don't speak English that good and it's hard to understand them Library: Pro: It is amazing I absolutely love it! I could stay there and never leave! Con: you never have time to go there, books don't really have pictures in them and some of us still love books with pictures in them, Pages are wrinkled have food on them and can break easily Teachers: Pro: No pro available Con: The other teachers don't care if your child is getting bullied and do nothing! They are rude, and cruel and give out WAY too much homework and embarrass your child! The students there Pro: Most of them are nice! Con: There are bullies left and right! The students beat you up! They make fun of you! They even have weapons on them usually! There were kids there with guns, knives, and baseball bats, the METAL kind! They pull your hair and Punch you in the throat or chest! They also bully the teachers I hope you did read this cause if you did be warned if you put your child in that school or not! Sincerely Lili.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Lili
5   8/1/2015
It's awesome everyone should go my daughter she got great scores for every grade now she loves school
- Posted by Parent - Gisel

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 743 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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