School Details

Johnston Middle School

6207 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 278-0476

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-9 966 students 14 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 results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Johnston Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Johnston Middle School is a public middle school in Johnston. 966 children attend Johnston Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 14% of the 966 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Johnston Middle School is 14:1. Urbandale Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 82%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school district lacks greatly in the ability to help kids with special needs or leaning disablilities. We have fought the schools for 8 years and was told what we wanted to hear but they did nothing to help. they will fight you to the end to get a 504 plan and then they dont even follow it. They also will not admit and ignore the harassing and bulling that goes on in this school. They act as if your not "popular" or weathly then they dont want you. This school needs serouis help

  • (4 years ago)

    Johnston students are fortunate to attend schools that are well maintained and up to date staffed by caring professionals and supported by a community that values education. Johnston schools are great places to teach and learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    I honestly think that this school needs a lot of help in the area of teaching kids with learning disabilities.. I can not get my son any help from the school ... teachers are too busy before or after school to help... this is two years of fighting the school to get help and we get nothing.. the 504 plan is a joke they dont even follow it.. i have and will continue to contact the state to help kids with these issues in school

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is great. They put 8th and 9th graders together in the same building and I think it helps a lot with transitioning into high school. All the kids here are really friendly. For me the school's size is just right; not too big not too small both population and building-size wise.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think our school is very well rounded. Importance is placed on academics the arts & sports equally. My children are very comfortable and have positive experiences at our school. The teachers & staff are high quality and are teaching because they love kids and it shows.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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