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Underwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 190 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted May 1, 2010

I attend underwood high school and the principal at the middle school was very incompetent. there were many problems with bullying as explained in a review before me and when a child told a teacher it was very rarely delt with. My friends and I also had problems with the P.E. teacher who made the girls work hard during class while he let the boys sit around in class and talk while doing nothing. at one point he even pulled them into a room by themselves and stated that us girls looked up to them and they were our role models. when we went to the principal about the problem he simply stated that is was a problem to be solved between the teacher and ourselves and he couldnt do anything about it. i believe that the school has potential it just needs a new principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

My son currently attends this school and bullying and harrassment are common place. When contacting the principal about this issue, he does little to counter-act it even though they have 'zero-tolerance' policy against bullying in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

Tough and challenging curriculum helps prepare our students for the future. Great leadership is provided.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2004

I've been to UMS before..I love the school. The staff is really great at giving you the most help you can get..from one subject to the next. The music program is great, and growing. The sports are wonderful, but best of all the educational success has been great. I recently graduated from Underwood Middle School and almost all kids were on the honor rolls. The education is great, as well as the extra curricular activities. Underwood Midde School is a great school for your child to atttend.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 95% 81%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 14%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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601 Third St
Underwood, IA 51576
Phone: (712) 566-2332

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