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Excelsior Middle School

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted October 28, 2010

It's a great school to work at.


Posted October 27, 2010

As a parent and an associate I experience everyday the awesome learning environment! The teachers on all levels bring together years of experience and talent both in the classroom and to the after-school activities. The music and art areas are very strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

Excelsior is a community of caring teachers, staff, and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

Our school has a great bullying program to get all students off to a great start as they grow into our future.


Posted November 2, 2008

I'm in 7th grade at Excelsior, and I think it is an overall fantastic school! The teachers are great, the classes are fun AND educational, ( I didn't think it was possible!) I feel like the school has a lot in common with students my age, and it will stick around for a long time to come! Way to go Excelsior!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2008

Excelsior MS has been a great educational experience for my children Outstanding teachers who really know how to relate to middle school age kids. Communication between teachers and students is good. When I send emails or place calls they are responded to within 24 hours -great range of extracurriculars,anti-bullying program in place, and homework club. My children look forward to going to school and have formed good friendships. Sorry to see the Principal Dr McCoy retire-he knew every childs name and had a smile or joke for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

Excellent school and atmosphere. This school makes room for anyone, very welcoming and caring staff. Great curriculum and many after school activities. Very recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2005

Linn-Mar offers so much to our students, it ranges from sports, to languages, to first-aid, and sewing club. It has a variety of different activites that help each student reach their full potential. It just shows how good our school is in that we have a 4A class. We gone to state numerous amount of times, but sports isn't everything. 75% of Linn-Mar kids get to go to the college's they want, because they are so well rounded with the sports, music, and the clubs. Parent involvment is also really special to our school, none of our clubs our sports, or really anything, could be done in the school without the help of parents.
—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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

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

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students85%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
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 88% 81%
Black 4% 5%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 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 23%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 447-3130

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