Southview Middle School

Summary:

Southview Middle School is an alternative public school in Ankeny, Iowa, serving grades 8-9 with a total enrollment of 896 students. It is part of the Ankeny Community School District, which is ranked 33rd out of 311 school districts in Iowa and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Southview Middle School consistently outperforms the state average in ISASP (Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress) test scores across all subjects and grade levels. In 2022-2023, Southview's 8th-grade students scored 87.3% proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 76%, and 87.1% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 72%. This high academic performance places Southview above the district average, indicating that it is a standout school within the Ankeny Community School District. Additionally, Southview Middle School has a more diverse student population compared to the nearby Northview Middle School, with a higher percentage of students from minority racial backgrounds and a larger proportion of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

These factors suggest that Southview Middle School is providing a high-quality, equitable education to a diverse student population within the Ankeny community. Its consistent academic excellence, racial diversity, and socioeconomic diversity make it an interesting and valuable asset to the local area, setting it apart from other middle schools in the region, such as Timberline School, Prairieview School, and Valley Southwoods.


Detail:

Public 8-9

 1020 SW Cherry St
       Ankeny, IA  50023


(515) 965-9635

District: Ankeny Community School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,827 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  896

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.9%
Hispanic:
8.9%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Southview Middle School ranks better than 88.7% of middle schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.9%), Hispanic (8.9%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southview Middle School is 15.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southview Middle School is $12,827.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Southview Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Southview Middle School 38th of 336 Iowa public middle schools. (See Southview Middle School in the ranking list.)

Ankeny Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ankeny Community School District 33rd of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southview Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 80.23 37th 337 89.0%
2023 80.17 38th 334 88.6%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Southview Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Southview Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 568 10 12 24 2 0 9 0 625
2015 600 14 18 24 0 1 20 0 677
2016 651 13 20 32 0 3 28 0 747
2017 704 22 27 43 1 3 18 0 818
2018 727 20 31 41 0 2 26 0 847
2019 744 25 31 51 1 2 40 0 894
2020 717 29 29 58 2 2 47 0 884
2021 702 17 20 59 2 0 49 0 849
2022 749 19 23 67 2 0 50 0 910
2023 707 24 23 80 2 0 59 1 896

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Southview Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 625 43.0 14.5 13.8
2015 677 46.0 14.7 17.9
2016 747 46.0 16.2 16.5
2017 818 48.8 16.7 18.3
2018 847 47.7 17.7 16.5
2019 894 51.5 17.3 22.7
2020 884 58.9 14.9 19
2021 849 56.2 15.1 13.1
2022 910 57.2 15.8 19.8
2023 896 58.6 15.2 22.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Southview Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 625 43.0 14.5 13.8
2015 677 46.0 14.7 17.9
2016 747 46.0 16.2 16.5
2017 818 48.8 16.7 18.3
2018 847 47.7 17.7 16.5
2019 894 51.5 17.3 22.7
2020 884 58.9 14.9 19
2021 849 56.2 15.1 13.1
2022 910 57.2 15.8 19.8
2023 896 58.6 15.2 22.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Southview Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $357 (2.8%) $12,470 (97.2%) $12,827

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Southview Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade English Language Arts (Southview Middle School)76.487.3
 10.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Community School District)77.788.3
 10.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.576
 6.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Southview Middle School)82.787.1
 4.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny Community School District)83.584.1
 0.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.872
 0.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students894896
 0.2%
African American2524
 4%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian3123
 25.8%
Hispanic5180
 56.9%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White744707
 5%
Two or More Races4059
 47.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.7%22.2%
 0.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 896 students attended Southview Middle School.

Students at Southview Middle School are 79% White, 9% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 3% African American, 3% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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