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Fort Madison Middle School

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Posted January 12, 2014

On the first day of school this year(13-14) the eighth grade kids were told they would not have math text books. No one told the parents anything about this. The principal said they were deciding if they were buying books or laptops, the vice principal says they have text books even though I have an e-mail stating they don't and the kids telling me they don't. The school is failing in math so they have been having a quiz while there in line at lunch if you get the question wrong you go to the end of the line. They have three English classes a day and only one math. If you call in to talk to the principal Mr. Derst you won't be able to and will be transferred to the counselor the vice principal Mr. Mopin will tell you what he thinks you want to here but not the truth even when you confront him with it. I'm very disappointed with this new middle school my child went to Denmark and we loved it the teachers were wonderful and I think some are here but its a mess. They should have saved the money they spent on building the school and invested in new books of the kids to help with there education. my 6th graders math book is from 1999. Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

students get bullied and staff refuse to do anything about it. My Relative attends and has recently been bullied emotionally and physically, When her parents contacted the school, they refused to even attempt to stop the bullying.


Posted April 21, 2009

The teachers and students at this school have really impressed me this year. My best friend lsot her son and another parent lost his son who were students of FMMS last year. The students and faculty really pulled together and gave them so much support. They have had several community efforts to raise money for the families and even dedicated a plaque to the two boys and had a beatuiful ceremony. This school system has had a lot of negative press, and I think it's time some of the people of this area knew about the good things they've done!


Posted February 11, 2008

The teachers and administrator here at FMMS are all about making sure the students get an education and are safe doing it. There have been a lot of changes in the last couple of years that have really shown an improvement for the middle school. Teachers communicate with the parents frequently. They are using more technology in the classroom. I'm very proud of the steps they have taken these last two years and the improvements they have made.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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 73% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities53%
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 Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 81%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Black 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
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 47%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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615 18th St
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Phone: (319) 372-4687

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