Wilson Middle School

Public 6-8

 2301 J St SW
       Cedar Rapids, IA  52404


(319) 558-3387

District: Cedar Rapids Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
305th of 324 Iowa Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,810 Help

Students who attend Wilson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Thomas Jefferson High School

Feeder schools for Wilson Middle School:

Elementary:    Cedar River Academy at Taylor
    Grant Elementary School
    Van Buren Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.2
Number of students:  357

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.8%
African American:
24.1%
Hispanic:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.2%

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


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Compare Details Wilson Middle School ranks worse than 94.1% of middle schools in Iowa. It also ranks 5th 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 7.4. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Wilson Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Student population at Wilson Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.8%), African American (24.1%), Hispanic (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilson Middle School is 10.2, which is the lowest among 6 middle schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wilson Middle School is $17,810, which is the highest among 6 middle schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Wilson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilson Middle School 305th of 324 Iowa public middle schools. (See Wilson 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 Wilson Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 38.03 261st 349 25.2%
2013 15.89 329th 350 6.0%
2014 3.47 329th 337 2.4%
2015 4.68 336th 349 3.7%
2016 5.67 331st 343 3.5%
2017 4.37 320th 327 2.1%
2018 10.87 299th 318 6.0%
2019 15.47 307th 342 10.2%
2021 7.40 305th 324 5.9%

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

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Open Quote We have lived all over the US and have raised 7 kids. This is absolutely one of the worst schools we have ever came across!! Our last child went here the first year of middle school..... then we moved him to another city and school. The theft rate for anything (not talking just electronics... talking shoes, jackets etc) is very high. There is heavy swearing amongst students and some staff. Violence at this school is some of the highest we have seen. We felt that this principle was not very qualified or didn't have the proper tools to run this middle school..... he refers to any and all problems "Its' because this is a highly diversified school." Before he became the principle of this school in the year 2012/2013 he was a liaison at Jefferson High School. One of the reasons it has one of the smallest student bodies of the Cedar Rapids School District is because it was just changed over to a middle school in 2012/2013. Before that it was an elementary/middle school for grades 2 through 8th. On another more positive note the band teacher is totally awesome and the majority of the 6th grade teachers are compassionate and caring!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wilson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 339 18 2 4 4 n/a n/a 0 367
1989 345 17 6 5 3 n/a n/a 0 376
1990 349 10 5 4 3 n/a n/a 0 371
1991 329 17 5 3 2 n/a n/a 0 356
1992 342 17 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 365
1993 362 7 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 377
1994 624 25 7 9 10 n/a n/a 0 675
1995 534 23 8 8 9 n/a n/a 0 582
1996 534 23 8 8 9 n/a n/a 0 582
1997 522 29 12 4 5 n/a n/a 0 572
1998 532 35 14 5 4 n/a n/a 0 590
1999 490 52 13 13 2 n/a n/a 0 570
2000 517 73 16 14 2 n/a n/a -25 597
2001 512 71 18 17 2 n/a n/a 0 620
2002 525 58 14 14 3 n/a n/a 0 614
2003 525 58 14 14 3 n/a n/a 0 614
2004 481 78 14 14 3 n/a n/a 0 590
2005 430 73 14 15 4 n/a n/a 0 536
2006 431 65 7 20 4 n/a n/a 0 527
2007 249 38 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2008 218 46 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2009 190 45 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 245
2010 192 48 3 7 1 0 0 0 251
2011 203 48 3 8 3 0 1 0 266
2012 201 47 3 15 2 0 15 0 283
2013 267 58 4 28 4 0 18 0 379
2014 269 64 4 24 1 0 18 0 380
2015 255 63 2 26 2 1 19 0 368
2016 265 55 2 21 0 1 24 0 368
2017 246 68 4 27 1 1 31 0 378
2018 242 78 0 24 0 2 31 0 377
2019 215 61 0 26 2 1 29 0 334
2020 230 96 3 36 2 2 29 0 398
2021 192 86 3 43 0 1 32 0 357

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 Wilson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 28.3 12.9 50.4
1989 376 2.8 134.2 21.3
1990 371 27.5 13.4 47.4
1991 356 27.4 12.9 56.5
1992 365 26.0 14.0 56.2
1993 377 23.8 15.8 48
1994 675 38.0 17.8 29
1995 582 36.0 16.2 31.1
1996 582 36.0 16.2 31.1
1997 572 35.4 16.2 33
1998 590 37.6 15.7 35.3
1999 570 38.5 14.8 46
2000 597 38.4 15.5 40.7
2001 620 41.6 14.9 41.6
2002 614 33.2 18.5 46.6
2003 614 33.2 18.5 46.6
2004 590 39.4 15.0 51
2005 536 36.2 14.8 52.1
2006 527 37.2 14.2 54.8
2007 301 21.8 13.8 53.8
2008 276 21.2 13.0 54
2009 245 17.2 14.2 61.6
2010 251 18.7 13.4 62.9
2011 266 19.5 13.6 63.2
2012 283 21.7 13.0 67.8
2013 379 39.5 9.5 71.8
2014 380 39.7 9.5 72.1
2015 368 33.0 11.1 73.6
2016 368 33.0 11.1 71.2
2017 378 35.0 10.7 73
2018 377 35.3 10.6 77.7
2019 334 35.3 9.4 78.4
2020 398 38.2 10.4 73.4
2021 357 34.7 10.2 76.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Wilson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 28.3 12.9 50.4
1989 376 2.8 134.2 21.3
1990 371 27.5 13.4 47.4
1991 356 27.4 12.9 56.5
1992 365 26.0 14.0 56.2
1993 377 23.8 15.8 48
1994 675 38.0 17.8 29
1995 582 36.0 16.2 31.1
1996 582 36.0 16.2 31.1
1997 572 35.4 16.2 33
1998 590 37.6 15.7 35.3
1999 570 38.5 14.8 46
2000 597 38.4 15.5 40.7
2001 620 41.6 14.9 41.6
2002 614 33.2 18.5 46.6
2003 614 33.2 18.5 46.6
2004 590 39.4 15.0 51
2005 536 36.2 14.8 52.1
2006 527 37.2 14.2 54.8
2007 301 21.8 13.8 53.8
2008 276 21.2 13.0 54
2009 245 17.2 14.2 61.6
2010 251 18.7 13.4 62.9
2011 266 19.5 13.6 63.2
2012 283 21.7 13.0 67.8
2013 379 39.5 9.5 71.8
2014 380 39.7 9.5 72.1
2015 368 33.0 11.1 73.6
2016 368 33.0 11.1 71.2
2017 378 35.0 10.7 73
2018 377 35.3 10.6 77.7
2019 334 35.3 9.4 78.4
2020 398 38.2 10.4 73.4
2021 357 34.7 10.2 76.2

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 Wilson Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $271 (1.5%) $17,539 (98.5%) $17,810

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wilson Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 307th of 342 Middle schoolsRanks 305th of 324 Middle schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Wilson Middle School)61.547.3
 14.2%
   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 (Wilson Middle School)46.746.4
 0.3%
   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 (Wilson Middle School)56.947.1
 9.8%
   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 (Wilson Middle School)42.740
 2.7%
   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 (Wilson Middle School)64.459.1
 5.3%
   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 (Wilson Middle School)48.940.9
 8%
   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 Students334357
 6.9%
African American6186
 41%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian03
Hispanic2643
 65.4%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races2932
 10.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.4%76.2%
 2.3%




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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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