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Johnston Middle School

Public | 8-9 | 945 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted December 27, 2011

This school district lacks greatly in the ability to help kids with special needs or leaning disablilities. We have fought the schools for 8 years and was told what we wanted to hear but they did nothing to help. they will fight you to the end to get a 504 plan and then they dont even follow it. They also will not admit and ignore the harassing and bulling that goes on in this school. They act as if your not "popular" or weathly then they dont want you. This school needs serouis help
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

Johnston students are fortunate to attend schools that are well maintained and up to date, staffed by caring professionals, and supported by a community that values education. Johnston schools are great places to teach and learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2010

I honestly think that this school needs a lot of help in the area of teaching kids with learning disabilities.. I can not get my son any help from the school ... teachers are too busy before or after school to help... this is two years of fighting the school to get help and we get nothing.. the 504 plan is a joke they dont even follow it.. i have and will continue to contact the state to help kids with these issues in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

I think this school is great. They put 8th and 9th graders together in the same building and I think it helps a lot with transitioning into high school. All the kids here are really friendly. For me, the school's size is just right; not too big, not too small, both population and building-size wise.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

I think our school is very well rounded. Importance is placed on academics, the arts, & sports equally. My children are very comfortable and have positive experiences at our school. The teachers & staff are high quality and are teaching because they love kids and it shows.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students92%
African American55%
Asian100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
African American27%
Asian91%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities13%
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 83% 81%
Asian 5% 2%
Black 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 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 16%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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6207 NW 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: (515) 278-0476

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