Vernon Middle School

Public 5-8

 1350 4th Avenue
       Marion, IA  52302


(319) 377-9401

District: Marion Independent School District (ISD)

SchoolDigger Rank:
211th of 324 Iowa Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,914 Help

Students who attend Vernon Middle School usually attend:

High:    Marion High School

Feeder schools for Vernon Middle School:

Elementary:    Francis Marion Intermediate School
    Longfellow Elementary
    Starry Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4
Number of students:  695

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.9%
Two or more races:
6.2%
African American:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.5%

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Compare Details Vernon Middle School ranks worse than 65.1% of middle schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.51. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.9%), two or more races (6.2%), African American (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vernon Middle School is 18.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vernon Middle School is $11,914.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Vernon Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Vernon Middle School 211th of 324 Iowa public middle schools. (See Vernon Middle School in the ranking list.)

Marion Independent School District (ISD):

SchoolDigger ranks Marion Independent School District (ISD) 151st of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vernon Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 58.11 141st 349 59.6%
2013 71.58 62nd 350 82.3%
2014 73.55 63rd 337 81.3%
2015 66.09 112th 349 67.9%
2016 55.18 166th 343 51.6%
2017 62.44 120th 327 63.3%
2018 53.74 163rd 318 48.7%
2019 62.66 124th 342 63.7%
2021 43.51 211th 324 34.9%

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 Vernon Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 356 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 361
1989 336 2 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 341
1990 318 2 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 325
1991 322 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1992 464 2 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 470
1993 457 0 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 462
1994 474 6 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 489
1995 468 9 8 5 3 n/a n/a 0 493
1996 468 9 8 5 3 n/a n/a 0 493
1997 457 13 5 4 3 n/a n/a 0 482
1998 426 7 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 442
1999 455 10 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2000 355 5 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 367
2001 390 5 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2002 459 5 0 10 2 n/a n/a 0 476
2003 459 5 0 10 2 n/a n/a 0 476
2004 478 7 9 8 4 n/a n/a 0 506
2005 458 10 4 4 2 n/a n/a 0 478
2006 410 20 5 7 1 n/a n/a 0 443
2007 404 15 7 5 5 n/a n/a 0 436
2008 395 18 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 428
2009 409 24 8 13 2 n/a n/a 0 456
2010 400 22 5 5 2 0 0 0 434
2011 420 24 4 17 1 0 7 0 473
2012 435 15 6 17 0 0 10 0 483
2013 541 13 7 22 0 1 10 0 594
2014 541 17 5 20 1 3 18 0 605
2015 530 20 5 24 1 2 22 0 604
2016 556 20 4 25 1 0 30 0 636
2017 570 18 7 21 1 0 39 0 656
2018 560 27 3 20 0 0 37 0 647
2019 578 24 5 22 0 0 46 0 675
2020 563 27 3 23 0 0 44 0 660
2021 583 34 3 31 1 0 43 0 695

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 Vernon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 25.9 13.9 12.5
1989 341 25.5 13.3 8.8
1990 325 25.0 13.0 11.1
1991 327 25.0 13.0 14.1
1992 470 36.0 13.0 11.5
1993 462 34.3 13.5 13.4
1994 489 32.4 15.1 11.5
1995 493 31.7 15.6 13.6
1996 493 31.7 15.6 13.6
1997 482 34.5 14.0 14.1
1998 442 29.4 15.0 14.5
1999 471 36.0 13.1 19.7
2000 367 26.5 13.8 16.9
2001 402 27.6 14.6 16.2
2002 476 33.1 14.4 16
2003 476 33.1 14.4 16
2004 506 38.7 13.1 18
2005 478 39.1 12.2 23.8
2006 443 36.1 12.3 22.8
2007 436 34.0 12.8 29.4
2008 428 34.1 12.6 29.4
2009 456 37.5 12.2 34.6
2010 434 35.8 12.1 28.8
2011 473 38.5 12.2 30.4
2012 483 37.2 12.9 28.4
2013 594 46.1 12.8 27.6
2014 605 46.5 12.9 28.8
2015 604 42.0 14.3 30
2016 636 39.0 16.3 28.6
2017 656 40.2 16.3 29.6
2018 647 37.8 17.1 30
2019 675 36.8 18.3 31.9
2020 660 37.8 17.4 35.3
2021 695 37.7 18.4 34.5

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 Vernon Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 361 25.9 13.9 12.5
1989 341 25.5 13.3 8.8
1990 325 25.0 13.0 11.1
1991 327 25.0 13.0 14.1
1992 470 36.0 13.0 11.5
1993 462 34.3 13.5 13.4
1994 489 32.4 15.1 11.5
1995 493 31.7 15.6 13.6
1996 493 31.7 15.6 13.6
1997 482 34.5 14.0 14.1
1998 442 29.4 15.0 14.5
1999 471 36.0 13.1 19.7
2000 367 26.5 13.8 16.9
2001 402 27.6 14.6 16.2
2002 476 33.1 14.4 16
2003 476 33.1 14.4 16
2004 506 38.7 13.1 18
2005 478 39.1 12.2 23.8
2006 443 36.1 12.3 22.8
2007 436 34.0 12.8 29.4
2008 428 34.1 12.6 29.4
2009 456 37.5 12.2 34.6
2010 434 35.8 12.1 28.8
2011 473 38.5 12.2 30.4
2012 483 37.2 12.9 28.4
2013 594 46.1 12.8 27.6
2014 605 46.5 12.9 28.8
2015 604 42.0 14.3 30
2016 636 39.0 16.3 28.6
2017 656 40.2 16.3 29.6
2018 647 37.8 17.1 30
2019 675 36.8 18.3 31.9
2020 660 37.8 17.4 35.3
2021 695 37.7 18.4 34.5

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Vernon Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $388 (3.3%) $11,527 (96.8%) $11,914

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vernon 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 124th of 342 Middle schoolsRanks 211th of 324 Middle schools
 28.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Vernon Middle School)70.864.5
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Marion Independent School District (ISD))70.864.5
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.365.1
 2.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle School)69.667.3
 2.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Marion Independent School District (ISD))69.667.3
 2.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.462.8
 6.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Vernon Middle School)62.771.3
 8.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Marion Independent School District (ISD))62.771.3
 8.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.572.2
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle School)72.263.1
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Marion Independent School District (ISD))72.263.1
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.465.6
 3.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Vernon Middle School)73.455.7
 17.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Marion Independent School District (ISD))73.455.7
 17.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.963.1
 6.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle School)79.764.9
 14.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Marion Independent School District (ISD))79.764.9
 14.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)70.163.1
 7%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Vernon Middle School)75.670.4
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Marion Independent School District (ISD))75.670.4
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.573.6
 4.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle School)83.372.3
 11%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Marion Independent School District (ISD))83.372.3
 11%
   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 Students675695
 3%
African American2434
 41.7%
American Indian01
Asian53
 40%
Hispanic2231
 40.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races4643
 6.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.9%34.5%
 2.7%




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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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