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Fairfield Middle School

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Posted Friday, September 12, 2014

Exceptional teachers and Principal. My girls have graduated and have a well rounded personality. You think Iowa and then you think of a small town!!! Think no more as the kids here are not in a 'Frog in a Well' situation. The teachers make extra efforts in educating them about the events worldwide, encourage them to travel when they are older and geography classes teach them beyond Americas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Friendly staff and students. Wonderful teachers. More than adequate equipment. Lunch quality is great. I recomend this school to anyone who lives in fairfield, iowa.


Posted August 27, 2013

The staff and the teachers are very caring, and the students are probably the kindest I have ever met in any school.


Posted May 12, 2010

I love the communication between the staff and parents. Also think the principal is the best I've ever interacted with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

FMS is full of amazing teachers and great students!
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Posted May 12, 2010

FMS has many caring teachers who will go above and beyond to help students be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

FMS has caring teachers, great students, and provides kids with the tools & opportunities to be successful individuals!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

My two children graduated from Fairfield School District. Overall the teaching staff is very caring and the courses challenging. The music department, both instrumental and choral, is excellent. Drama and readers theater is a highlight in the district also. The sports are strong and parents give much support to the school functions. My grandaughter is in the special education program and the school is extremely supportive in helping all students to suceed academically and with life skills. My son became a doctor and my daughter a teacher. Their success is a reality because of the great staff within the school district. The school provided them with an excellent base in education. I feel blessed to have been able to have them attend the schools in the Fairfield community. I rate this district as one of the best. The reason I did not put down highest marks is because there is always room for improvement, but this is one of the best schools I have experienced.
—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 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%
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 72% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities47%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 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 39%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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404 West Fillmore
Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: (641) 472-5019

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