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Southeast Polk Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 1003 students

 
 

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Posted August 18, 2014

horrible lies about a student and putting them in social skills when he is fully capable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

becouse it is good to have school that care for our future
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Posted March 21, 2006

The quality of acadmeics is amazing. My child also has fun while learning, and ever since then his grades have shot up! The availabilty of extracurricular activites is great! My son is was in band, chorus, basketball, and football last year (7th grade) and enjoyed every moment! They also have an activity bus which i thought was lovely on account of the last school he attended didn't! I am also very pleased with the level of parental involvement. There is a parent counsil which meets frequently and any parent is allowed to be on this counsel. Also the teacher send at progress reports all the time! They also do it by email too, so you don't have to worry about signing a million papers! I am sooo pleased with Southeast Polk!
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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 77% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

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 73% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners45%
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners70%

Reading

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners40%
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 88% 81%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 5%
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 27%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8325 NE University Ave
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Phone: (515) 967-5509

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