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Sioux City, IA
Students enrolled: 1,065
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5401 Lorraine Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106

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(712) 274-4030
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August 04, 2014
East Middle School is by far the worst school I've had to deal with. The principals and teachers have a nonchalant attitude. My kids went there from fall 2009 to may 2012. my kids got bullied and none of the staff would help. The school was hot and overcrowded and smelled like spoiled garbage. the white concrete block walls felt like a prison. the students were forced to walk on the "white tile". There was the god awful assignment book. students were punished for going to the bathroom because they received "marks" each time. One time the janitor slammed into my daughter with a garbage cart. the documentary "bully" was filmed here showing evidence of the schools "I don't care" attitude. Many of the students had illegal drugs with them. there was many ridiculous rules. there was one male teacher who taught 7th and eight grade who would blow up into an angry rage. there was only one good teacher that my daughter had. That teacher was the leader of the phi team. She cared about students learning and planned monthly field trips called incentives for the kids. Overall I would not recommend this school to anyone. my kids begged me to homeschool them and I would have if I dnt have to work!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2013
East Middle Schools new princible is very impressive. He has keep the students in line and teaching them valuable charater building skills. I have heard nothing but good things about the princible. The last princible they had didn't help the students and just sent the students on their way without resolving the issue. Great educational program, top of the class.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
East middle Administration and staff were absolutely awful to deal with. My daughter was bullied terribly for 2 years and they did nothing. Steele was worthless and the liaison officer was worse if that's possible. This was one of the schools featured in the documentary "Bully". They don't solve problems they sweep the under the rug.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 25, 2010
Hands down, the best school of the 3 my children have ever attended. Education in a relaxed fun setting. Action taken when need be if child needs it. Teachers were encouraging and always offered help. There were barely any bully issues more or less only disagreements with other students later ending in hugs and im sorrys...Great all around school.

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November 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 01, 2004
East Middle School really provids lots of opportunities for the students. It is a super nice building and way advanced technology. The teachers are great and are willing to help the children. I have two children that go to east and they love it. thank you to all of you at east middle school.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
I am impressed that with such a large student body that my student still receives wonderful individualized attention. The teachers are great and really care about each student as far as I can tell. I visit with students and their parents from neighboring communities and from private schools in the area and EMS is more advanced with their classes and have more advanced technological programs. The opportunities for a student to excel here are not limited and they are encouraged to succeed and to advance themselves.

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The Sioux City Community School District offers a richly diverse and warmly accepting group of students, faculty and staff. Here are just a few of the things our district offers: ** Team teaching in the middle school ** Progressive technology applications ** Talented and Gifted program **Many different academies and programs to ensure your child gets the out of their educational experience ** Dedicated faculty and staff ** 58% of teachers have advanced degrees


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East Middle School
5401 Lorraine Ave, Sioux City, IA  51106
(712) 274-4030
Last modified East Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top