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About This School

John Deere Middle School is a public middle school in Moline. The principal of John Deere Middle School is Mr. Scott Verstraete. 831 students go to John Deere Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the John Deere Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 831 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 49% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at John Deere Middle School is 12:1. Temple Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 7%
Hispanic 33% 20%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 42%
Limited English proficiency 2% 6%
Economically disadvantaged 51% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    John Deere is a unique school as its beauty and a combination of new and old blend so well. I found the teachers to be very friendly overall and while there is a larger diverse population at the school the kids seem to love it there. The auditorium is one of the best in the nation and the cafeteria offers a wonderful and balanced menu for all including those in the assisted program for any low income. Its location says volumes for many from the lovliest to the wonderfully diverse neighborhoods in the city. I found with the right discipline and a combination of similar rules for all classes they do better. The kids respond to kindness and challenge and have one of the best Lights on Learning programs around as well as science teachers that have taken the classes to national science fairs. The teachers are very dedicated as is the administration..... There is a warmth around the school as well between students and teachers. The kids can be very very caring as can the teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    Let's just put it this way about John Deere if you want your kids to swear then enroll them in John Deere. It's as simple as that. Practically all the kids who go there say the F word. My son never said it until he attended this school he even cussed me out! then I removed him from this school & he never used that word again. This school has got to be the trashiest of all. If you look at the kids who go there you can tell that they look like there's something wrong with them & they're not all there if you know what I mean. Trust me you're better off home schooling your kid or have them take online classes at home than take them to this awful school!

  • (3 years ago)

    John Deere is a horrible school. My son went there last year & pulled him out this year. The teacher's never have time to work with the kids all they do is yell at them. The receptionist there is extremely moody. I get the feeling that she just hates her job! Everytime you approach her it's like walking on egg shells. John Deere also has a lot of bullies & the principal does nothing about it. The basketball coach will only let certain kids get on the team. Lots of predjudice & discrimination goes on there. I don't miss JD one bit. In my opinion JD stinks!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a failing school look at the test scores. Poor teachers and a counselor that doesn't have time for students. They only allow the gold team students on team sports and extra projects. The blue team students are separated from the gold team students (kept on the other side of the building ) and not allowed to mingle. My child will never attend a Moline public school again ever. I will be homeschooling from now on.

  • (9 years ago)

    i believe that john deere middle school is a very good school. they show the children how to work together and get along. they teach one on one with the children who need the help. also the counsler is ready and highly qualified to listen to and help out your children when they have problems. the principal is a vry funny and chipper person he would sit in on your class and he would help out with progects but when it comes to the dicepline then he is quite fair. we have low problems with puples doing the following stealing graffity disrupting the classes or fighting. I am very pleased with this school and very happy that i attend.

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