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Meredith Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 607 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2012

My daughter goes here.. she is an 8th grader. I really hate this school, that there is children with disabilities, and they get made fun of, pushed, kicked and excluded out of everything. and treated like they are not normal people. also, my daughter always gets bullied, and the teachers do not do anything about it!! My daughter cannot stand this, and i don't think you're child will like it here either. I am so disappointed in myself, for letting my daughter suffer at this school for 3 whole years. make the right decision, and take you're child to another school, also, I would not recommend Hoover high school, the girls dress disgusting, and are very bad influences, and the teachers/counselors behavior is horrible. me and my wife hate it. and it is a very big distraction for the rest of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

i am a student that goes there and it is really an amazzing school the teacheres are good
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2010

I have had 2 sons attend Meredith. The school is lax with any discipline, there are regular fights/chaos in the hallways. Teachers are inconcsitent. Some care about the students, others don't. Most blame the student for for caring vs. making the effort to get the student involved. There has not been a great deal of encouragement or positive nes from the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

They did a great job with my son and the teachers deserve new things
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

it's awesome and there are so many new friends to meet and so many new things to learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

The school has dedicated teachers who work hard to keep kids focused on doing good work. There are many extracurricular activities in which kids can participate. Considering the very diverse student body, there are rarely any racial problems. The facility could use a little updating (that's actually in the works), but nothing major. All in all, I'm very happy with the school and have no intention of fleeing to the suburbs so that I can enroll my children in supposedly better schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I will dissage with some people about Meredith Middle School.People say there are too many fights and there are no good influences for the children while people say this it isnt true.The only reason people say this is because people hear stuff.I will say that this school is great.There are a bunch if good people there. Good after school activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

I love this school! Everybody should go there. there are no racial problems at this school, it rocks! No discrimination.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2006

meredith middle school is a good school ive come here for three years and im happy.the school has a lot to get involved in and i love that.go bulldogs. 8 grader
—Submitted by a student


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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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students54%
African American26%
Asian44%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners26%

Reading

All Students35%
African American15%
Asian36%
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners13%
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 Students54%
African American44%
Asian34%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners11%

Reading

All Students41%
African American27%
Asian24%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners4%
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 Students59%
African American33%
Asian52%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners29%

Reading

All Students45%
African American20%
Asian35%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners7%
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 42% 81%
Black 27% 5%
Hispanic 15% 9%
Asian 9% 2%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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