Harding Middle School

Public 6-8

 4801 Golf ST NE
       Cedar Rapids, IA  52405


(319) 558-2254

District: Cedar Rapids Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
209th of 324 Iowa Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,559 Help

Students who attend Harding Middle School usually attend:

High:    John F Kennedy High School

Feeder schools for Harding Middle School:

Elementary:    Hiawatha Elementary School
    Nixon Elementary School
    Viola Gibson Elementary School
    Wright Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7
Number of students:  706

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.1%
African American:
11.2%
Hispanic:
8.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, December 17, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Harding Middle School ranks worse than 64.5% of middle schools in Iowa. It also ranks first among 6 ranked middle schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Harding Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Racial makeup is: White (68.1%), African American (11.2%), Hispanic (8.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harding Middle School is 13.7. 3 middle schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harding Middle School is $14,559, which is the lowest among 6 middle schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Harding Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harding Middle School 209th of 324 Iowa public middle schools. (See Harding Middle School in the ranking list.)

Cedar Rapids Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cedar Rapids Community School District 280th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harding Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 68.25 92nd 349 73.6%
2013 64.83 104th 350 70.3%
2014 52.36 179th 337 46.9%
2015 50.40 202nd 349 42.1%
2016 49.62 196th 343 42.9%
2017 34.16 253rd 327 22.6%
2018 38.41 228th 318 28.3%
2019 61.56 131st 342 61.7%
2021 43.75 209th 324 35.5%

Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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by a student
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Open Quote This hell hole is bad from beginning to end. The scheduling for the breaks are horrible, all the food is horrible, the teachers themselves are not half bad but the classes and the stuff you learn makes it the most pointless 3 years of your life. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Harding Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 804 23 14 3 1 n/a n/a 0 845
1989 828 26 16 5 1 n/a n/a 0 876
1990 859 22 15 10 2 n/a n/a 0 908
1991 843 19 12 9 3 n/a n/a 0 886
1992 896 25 7 7 3 n/a n/a 0 938
1993 833 24 9 6 4 n/a n/a 0 876
1994 799 37 9 8 6 n/a n/a 0 859
1995 805 20 20 10 2 n/a n/a 0 857
1996 805 20 20 10 2 n/a n/a 0 857
1997 825 24 26 8 1 n/a n/a 0 884
1998 865 33 25 6 3 n/a n/a 0 932
1999 865 34 25 7 2 n/a n/a 0 933
2000 870 31 17 6 2 n/a n/a 0 926
2001 835 28 17 11 2 n/a n/a 0 893
2002 787 53 18 10 4 n/a n/a 0 872
2003 787 53 18 10 4 n/a n/a 0 872
2004 783 74 16 8 2 n/a n/a 0 883
2005 797 101 18 12 3 n/a n/a 0 931
2006 793 79 19 21 4 n/a n/a 0 916
2007 809 95 20 22 6 n/a n/a 0 952
2008 741 83 29 20 7 n/a n/a 0 880
2009 740 81 29 16 5 n/a n/a 0 871
2010 703 82 25 20 4 0 1 0 835
2011 768 74 25 24 2 0 1 0 894
2012 725 73 23 30 2 4 14 0 871
2013 710 74 27 43 1 4 24 0 883
2014 658 58 26 53 3 3 35 0 836
2015 622 70 32 49 2 2 30 0 807
2016 608 73 29 56 2 2 43 0 813
2017 593 99 35 60 0 2 51 0 840
2018 548 88 29 71 1 2 45 0 784
2019 551 95 26 74 3 4 49 0 802
2020 547 97 25 77 4 1 43 0 794
2021 481 79 26 63 2 2 53 0 706

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 Harding Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 845 60.7 13.9 9.5
1989 876 5.9 148.4 8.4
1990 908 58.9 15.4 7.6
1991 886 62.0 14.2 9.7
1992 938 62.0 15.1 9.1
1993 876 55.5 15.8 9.7
1994 859 53.3 16.1 13.9
1995 857 54.3 15.8 10.9
1996 857 54.3 15.8 10.9
1997 884 53.9 16.4 11.4
1998 932 57.7 16.2 11.7
1999 933 59.1 15.8 15.9
2000 926 61.0 15.2 15.4
2001 893 63.7 14.0 12.5
2002 872 44.0 19.8 17.1
2003 872 44.0 19.8 17.1
2004 883 59.8 14.8 27
2005 931 60.4 15.4 28.1
2006 916 58.5 15.7 26.6
2007 952 61.0 15.6 25.8
2008 880 58.3 15.1 26.5
2009 871 58.2 15.0 28.1
2010 835 56.6 14.7 31.7
2011 894 60.9 14.6 31
2012 871 60.5 14.3 33
2013 883 65.5 13.4 38.7
2014 836 63.4 13.1 40
2015 807 52.0 15.5 41.1
2016 813 51.0 15.9 42.3
2017 840 52.7 15.9 42.6
2018 784 50.0 15.6 44.1
2019 802 50.6 15.8 48.6
2020 794 48.5 16.3 50.9
2021 706 51.4 13.7 48

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Harding Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 845 60.7 13.9 9.5
1989 876 5.9 148.4 8.4
1990 908 58.9 15.4 7.6
1991 886 62.0 14.2 9.7
1992 938 62.0 15.1 9.1
1993 876 55.5 15.8 9.7
1994 859 53.3 16.1 13.9
1995 857 54.3 15.8 10.9
1996 857 54.3 15.8 10.9
1997 884 53.9 16.4 11.4
1998 932 57.7 16.2 11.7
1999 933 59.1 15.8 15.9
2000 926 61.0 15.2 15.4
2001 893 63.7 14.0 12.5
2002 872 44.0 19.8 17.1
2003 872 44.0 19.8 17.1
2004 883 59.8 14.8 27
2005 931 60.4 15.4 28.1
2006 916 58.5 15.7 26.6
2007 952 61.0 15.6 25.8
2008 880 58.3 15.1 26.5
2009 871 58.2 15.0 28.1
2010 835 56.6 14.7 31.7
2011 894 60.9 14.6 31
2012 871 60.5 14.3 33
2013 883 65.5 13.4 38.7
2014 836 63.4 13.1 40
2015 807 52.0 15.5 41.1
2016 813 51.0 15.9 42.3
2017 840 52.7 15.9 42.6
2018 784 50.0 15.6 44.1
2019 802 50.6 15.8 48.6
2020 794 48.5 16.3 50.9
2021 706 51.4 13.7 48

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 Harding Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $562 (3.9%) $13,997 (96.1%) $14,559

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harding 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 131st of 342 Middle schoolsRanks 209th of 324 Middle schools
 26.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)68.371.9
 3.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Rapids Community School District)63.359.4
 3.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.572.2
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)71.361.6
 9.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Rapids Community School District)59.450.1
 9.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.465.6
 3.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)75.761.9
 13.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Rapids Community School District)67.454.5
 12.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.963.1
 6.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)72.857.6
 15.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Rapids Community School District)58.549.8
 8.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)70.163.1
 7%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Harding Middle School)79.975.8
 4.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Rapids Community School District)71.565.1
 6.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.573.6
 4.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Harding Middle School)77.368.4
 8.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Rapids Community School District)63.752.8
 10.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.868.1
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students802706
 12%
African American9579
 16.8%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian2626
Hispanic7463
 14.9%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
Two or More Races4953
 8.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.6%48%
 0.6%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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