William Matthew Middle School

1515 S Cottage Grove
Kirksville, MO 63501
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
William Matthew Middle School serves 524 students in grades 6-8.
William Matthew Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

School Overview

William Matthew Middle School's student population of 524 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

William Matthew Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of William Matthew Middle School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1428 out of 2092 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
5%
15%
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White
86%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is William Matthew Middle School's ranking?
William Matthew Middle School is ranked #1428 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
27% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend William Matthew Middle School?
524 students attend William Matthew Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of William Matthew Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William Matthew Middle School?
William Matthew Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does William Matthew Middle School offer ?
William Matthew Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is William Matthew Middle School part of?
William Matthew Middle School is part of Kirksville R-III School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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