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Brody Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 758 students

 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted August 2, 2013

This school is the BEST! If your kid gets beat up, that's their problem. Not anyone else.


Posted October 10, 2011

I go their and it is awesome. nothing is better than Brody. I'm learning to type and with new rules no worry about bullies.


Posted November 22, 2010

this school sucks! i dont like my kid going here they get beat up and noone helps them!
—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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students64%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students80%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial57%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities24%
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 Students66%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial45%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial18%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 66% 81%
Black 12% 5%
Hispanic 11% 9%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 55%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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