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East Middle School

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Posted August 4, 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


Posted 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.
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Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 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.
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Posted 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.
—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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners46%

Reading

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners46%
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 Students67%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners28%

Reading

All Students66%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners25%
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 Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners15%

Reading

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners15%
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 72% 81%
Hispanic 20% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 50%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
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  • Wrestling
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  • Track
  • Volleyball

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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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5401 Lorraine Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
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Phone: (712) 274-4030

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