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Harding Middle School

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3 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted July 29, 2013

I agree with the prior review, which shows that the faculty and administrators have very poor conflict resolution skills. My son attended this school for two years. He was not only 4.0, had 99% ITBS (near perfect score), all around athlete, strong volunteer in the community and all around honest child. The faculty did not select him for the Chargers of the Roundtable Honor Society even though the principal presented said awardees/inductees as being the "best of the crop students/ The top students" . They were very evasive. I attended the award ceremony. it's a teacher's pet society,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Harding is great!!!! Teachers and fellow students are wonderful. Teachers know what they teach, and all the academics are very good. They are PACTS for the advanced students if they do well in school or district testing, etc. For the honor roll, if you do good like a 4.0 3.5-3.95 or 3.0 -3.5 your name is on the harding page. As for the Chargers for the Round Table. Its not the students that do good in school or so... Its the caring, honest, MOST helpful students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Very good school its better than most of them. Think about this. Your lucky your in this school. There other schools out there maybe, that aren't as great. Don't criticize so much and take it for granted. Be thankful for this pretty good school.


Posted December 25, 2010

Poor conflict resolution skills. Had problems with facuilty. very un-professtional. Had to transfer my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

I think the bus behavior is poor but the academics are good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2004

i love this school and there are many things to do. i got to this school and at first it took some getting use to as all schools do. but this school has been so wonderful. there are tons of things to do. there are so many sports and extra activities that u can do. i love this school it is one of the bests.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2004

I thought that Harding did not have that large of a variety for education. When my daughter went there it was like nothing challenged her at all. I think that you should sincerly think about a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners8%

Reading

All Students70%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners8%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 81%
Black 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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