Northview Middle School

1010 NW Prairie Ridge Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-9700

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Public Grades 8-9 1255 students 15 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ankeny Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northview Middle School is a public middle school in Polk City. 1,255 children attend Northview Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the 1,255 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Northview Middle School is 15:1. Prairie Ridge Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1.0% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School so far! I have a sixth grader who attend this school currently name changed to Prairie Ridge Middle School. My daughter loves her friends and they teachers are wonderful there as well. Teacher is very informative and keeps parent up todated with all that's happening in their classroom. I love how they have parent and student portal site so you can check your child's progress. The teacher will keep this current at all time. Great tools for busy parent! Student can also access this portal to check how they are doing. This school is great if you are thinking about sending your child here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Northview Middle School offers tons of activities and courses. They have fashion merchandising business photography world cultures graphic design multimedia and etc.

  • (6 years ago)

    at northview the teachers maybe be nice and mostly fun. it's very disorganized and puts a lot of weight on someone's shoulders. which is important for the future but is a lot to handle at 14 yrs.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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