Gilbert Middle School

Summary:

Gilbert Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Gilbert, Iowa, with a total enrollment of 409 students. The school is part of the Gilbert Community School District, which is ranked 2 out of 311 school districts in Iowa and is rated 5 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Gilbert Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Iowa, with a statewide ranking between 1 and 5 over the past 10 years. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 5th out of 334 Iowa middle schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's students significantly outperform the state averages in the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, with proficiency rates around 90% or higher, compared to the state averages of around 70%. However, the student population at Gilbert Middle School is predominantly white, with around 86% of students identifying as such, and the school has a relatively low percentage of minority students.

Gilbert Middle School also stands out for its low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 7.26% to 7.82% over the past three school years, which is significantly lower than the state average and many of the nearby schools, such as Madrid Junior High School, Ballard Middle School, and Roland-Story Middle School. The school has also maintained a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 16.1 to 17.4 over the past three school years, which is comparable to or better than the nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 201 E. Mathews
       Gilbert, IA  50105


(515) 232-0540

District: Gilbert Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
5th of 336 Iowa Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,292 Help


Students who attend Gilbert Middle School usually attend:

High:    Gilbert High School

Feeder schools for Gilbert Middle School:

Elementary:    Gilbert Elementary School
    Gilbert Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  409

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.1%
Hispanic:
5.1%
Asian:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gilbert Middle School ranks better than 98.5% of middle schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.1%), Hispanic (5.1%), Asian (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gilbert Middle School is 16.1. (See more...)
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Compare Gilbert Middle School employs 25.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gilbert Middle School is $12,292.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Gilbert Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Middle School 5th of 336 Iowa public middle schools. (See Gilbert Middle School in the ranking list.)

Gilbert Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilbert Community School District 2nd of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gilbert Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 92.81 1st 349 99.7%
2013 94.03 1st 350 99.7%
2014 93.62 1st 337 99.7%
2015 94.70 2nd 349 99.4%
2016 91.38 2nd 343 99.4%
2017 94.81 1st 327 99.7%
2018 91.07 3rd 318 99.1%
2019 96.06 1st 342 99.7%
2021 91.16 5th 324 98.5%
2022 91.73 4th 337 98.8%
2023 90.94 5th 334 98.5%
See the entire list of Iowa Middle School Rankings!

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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Enrollment information for Gilbert Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 296 7 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 320
2008 314 9 13 12 0 n/a n/a 0 348
2009 338 8 15 16 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2010 332 5 8 16 0 0 10 0 371
2011 363 4 9 12 0 1 14 0 403
2012 366 3 8 10 0 1 20 0 408
2013 383 0 9 15 2 0 17 0 426
2014 287 0 8 11 1 0 13 0 320
2015 301 0 4 11 1 0 14 0 331
2016 310 2 11 9 2 0 10 0 344
2017 336 2 12 10 2 0 12 0 374
2018 342 1 17 13 3 0 7 0 383
2019 342 1 13 18 4 0 5 0 383
2020 335 5 9 19 3 0 8 0 379
2021 321 4 13 23 4 1 6 0 372
2022 352 9 18 21 1 0 7 0 408
2023 352 9 18 21 0 0 9 0 409

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 Gilbert Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 320 21.3 15.0 6.3
2008 348 22.5 15.5 4
2009 377 24.3 15.5 6.9
2010 371 27.3 13.5 10.8
2011 403 21.2 18.9 8.9
2012 408 25.8 15.7 10.5
2013 426 26.7 15.9 9.9
2014 320 21.0 15.1 9.1
2015 331 21.0 15.7 6
2016 344 20.0 17.2 9
2017 374 21.5 17.3 9.1
2018 383 19.6 19.5 7.3
2019 383 21.1 18.1 8.4
2020 379 20.6 18.3 9.2
2021 372 21.3 17.4 7.3
2022 408 23.9 17.0 7.6
2023 409 25.3 16.1 7.8

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 Gilbert Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 320 21.3 15.0 6.3
2008 348 22.5 15.5 4
2009 377 24.3 15.5 6.9
2010 371 27.3 13.5 10.8
2011 403 21.2 18.9 8.9
2012 408 25.8 15.7 10.5
2013 426 26.7 15.9 9.9
2014 320 21.0 15.1 9.1
2015 331 21.0 15.7 6
2016 344 20.0 17.2 9
2017 374 21.5 17.3 9.1
2018 383 19.6 19.5 7.3
2019 383 21.1 18.1 8.4
2020 379 20.6 18.3 9.2
2021 372 21.3 17.4 7.3
2022 408 23.9 17.0 7.6
2023 409 25.3 16.1 7.8

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 Gilbert Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $237 (1.9%) $12,056 (98.1%) $12,292

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gilbert 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1st of 342 Middle schoolsRanks 5th of 334 Middle schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Gilbert Middle School)96.389.9
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Gilbert Community School District)96.389.9
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.572.7
 5.2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Middle School)91.790.6
 1.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Community School District)91.790.6
 1.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.469.9
 0.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Gilbert Middle School)94.294.1
 0.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Gilbert Community School District)94.294.1
 0.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.974.2
 4.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Middle School)95.688.2
 7.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Community School District)95.688.2
 7.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)70.168.9
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Gilbert Middle School)94.195.3
 1.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Gilbert Community School District)94.195.3
 1.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.576
 6.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Middle School)95.691.5
 4.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gilbert Community School District)95.691.5
 4.1%
   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 Students383409
 6.8%
African American19
 800%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian1318
 38.5%
Hispanic1821
 16.7%
Pacific Islander00
White342352
 2.9%
Two or More Races59
 80%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.4%7.8%
 0.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gilbert Middle School

Students who attend Gilbert Middle School usually go on to attend Gilbert High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 409 students attended Gilbert Middle School.

Yes! Gilbert Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 336 Iowa middle schools.

Students at Gilbert Middle School are 86% White, 5% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 2% African American, 2% Two or more races.


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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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