McGary Middle School

Public 6-8

 1535 S Joyce Ave
       Evansville, IN  47714


(812) 476-3035

District: Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
419th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,084 Help


Students who attend McGary Middle School usually attend:

High:    New Technical Institute
    William Henry Harrison High School

Feeder schools for McGary Middle School:

Elementary:    Caze Elementary School
    Fairlawn Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  351

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.5%
African American:
33.3%
Hispanic:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.6% Help


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Compare Details McGary Middle School ranks worse than 85.7% of middle schools in Indiana. It also ranks last among 7 ranked middle schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.37. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details McGary Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District. Student population at McGary Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.5%), African American (33.3%), Hispanic (13.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at McGary Middle School is 12.9, which is the lowest among 7 middle schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District! (See more...)
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Compare McGary Middle School employs 27.1 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at McGary Middle School is $11,084, which is the 2nd highest among 7 middle schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

McGary Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks McGary Middle School 419th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See McGary Middle School in the ranking list.)

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp 238th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for McGary Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.05 198th 222 10.8%
2005 8.17 354th 370 4.3%
2006 16.16 348th 375 7.2%
2007 7.68 368th 382 3.7%
2008 8.23 372nd 392 5.1%
2009 5.65 406th 423 4.0%
2010 2.08 421st 428 1.6%
2011 4.41 433rd 451 4.0%
2012 2.69 435th 447 2.7%
2013 2.93 434th 444 2.3%
2014 10.06 436th 470 7.2%
2015 11.98 436th 485 10.1%
2016 13.37 439th 494 11.1%
2017 7.54 439th 472 7.0%
2018 11.11 431st 473 8.9%
2019 7.78 441st 470 6.2%
2021 12.12 428th 483 11.4%
2022 12.39 432nd 490 11.8%
2023 14.37 420th 489 14.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Open Quote I won't even drag out why I ranked this school so low, but if I could have, I would have given it a 0. They are not concerned about changing either. Low ranking school, staff and teachers.

Well, EVSC is no better. They are putting money into a new school, when they should be concerned with putting money back into the schools they have. Maybe then they won't rank 254/331 districts. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 14, 2016

Open Quote The school corporation here in Evansville, IN is one of the worst with some the lowest testing scores in the entire State, BUT this school is also one of the worse middle schools in an already bad district. The staff is not good at resolving parent concerns and only focus on reforcing poor teacher habits. They are quick to discipline instead of teaching. They teach for testing on day one instead of teaching for learning. They have less programing and curriculum than the achieving schools and don't want to change. Run fast from this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for McGary Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 413 93 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1989 435 107 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 548
1990 465 135 4 1 2 n/a n/a 0 607
1991 470 140 3 0 2 n/a n/a 0 615
1992 475 140 5 1 1 n/a n/a 0 622
1993 423 130 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 560
1994 435 145 9 2 1 n/a n/a 0 592
1995 427 131 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 566
1996 427 131 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 566
1997 393 139 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1998 363 130 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 495
1999 324 128 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 454
2000 325 142 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2001 320 157 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 486
2002 340 149 6 5 2 n/a n/a 0 502
2003 340 149 6 5 2 n/a n/a 0 502
2004 353 156 5 6 4 n/a n/a 0 524
2005 328 148 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 485
2006 348 139 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 498
2007 291 164 6 2 0 n/a n/a 38 501
2008 287 155 4 7 0 n/a n/a 33 486
2009 218 131 2 13 0 n/a n/a 39 403
2010 208 130 2 12 0 n/a n/a 41 393
2011 155 76 2 15 1 0 58 0 307
2012 124 71 1 12 1 0 44 0 253
2013 156 80 2 16 3 0 51 0 308
2014 165 116 4 15 2 0 37 0 339
2015 173 119 2 14 3 2 45 0 358
2016 139 123 1 21 2 1 59 0 346
2017 137 105 0 30 1 3 70 0 346
2018 124 100 0 28 1 11 66 0 330
2019 133 86 1 21 2 6 52 0 301
2020 124 98 1 20 1 6 48 0 298
2021 111 84 1 22 0 4 35 0 257
2022 142 110 2 50 1 6 40 0 351
2023 142 117 2 47 1 13 29 0 351

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 McGary Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 511 26.9 18.9 18.6
1989 548 28.9 18.9 21.5
1990 607 32.7 18.5 24.5
1991 615 33.8 18.1 29.9
1992 622 33.8 18.4 34.7
1993 560 32.5 17.2 34.6
1994 592 34.8 17.0 38.3
1995 566 33.4 16.9 39.2
1996 566 33.4 16.9 39.2
1997 534 32.7 16.3 44.6
1998 495 31.0 16.0 42.8
1999 454 28.5 15.9 52.2
2000 477 27.8 17.2 54.5
2001 486 29.3 16.6 59.9
2002 502 28.5 17.6 62.5
2003 502 28.5 17.6 62.5
2004 524 29.3 17.9 65.8
2005 485 31.2 15.5 71.1
2006 498 30.2 16.5 71.3
2007 501 n/a n/a 79
2008 486 32.0 15.2 80.8
2009 403 30.1 13.4 89.6
2010 393 27.0 14.5 96.3
2011 307 25.9 11.8 86.3
2012 253 27.0 9.3 84.2
2013 308 30.0 10.2 83.4
2014 339 31.0 10.9 88.2
2015 358 31.0 11.5 89.4
2016 346 32.0 10.8 88.7
2017 346 30.6 11.2 87.9
2018 330 30.1 10.9 86.7
2019 301 30.0 10.0 83.7
2020 298 26.2 11.3 82.6
2021 257 26.0 9.8 77.8
2022 351 24.1 14.5 67.2
2023 351 27.1 12.9 80.6

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 McGary Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 511 26.9 18.9 18.6
1989 548 28.9 18.9 21.5
1990 607 32.7 18.5 24.5
1991 615 33.8 18.1 29.9
1992 622 33.8 18.4 34.7
1993 560 32.5 17.2 34.6
1994 592 34.8 17.0 38.3
1995 566 33.4 16.9 39.2
1996 566 33.4 16.9 39.2
1997 534 32.7 16.3 44.6
1998 495 31.0 16.0 42.8
1999 454 28.5 15.9 52.2
2000 477 27.8 17.2 54.5
2001 486 29.3 16.6 59.9
2002 502 28.5 17.6 62.5
2003 502 28.5 17.6 62.5
2004 524 29.3 17.9 65.8
2005 485 31.2 15.5 71.1
2006 498 30.2 16.5 71.3
2007 501 n/a n/a 79
2008 486 32.0 15.2 80.8
2009 403 30.1 13.4 89.6
2010 393 27.0 14.5 96.3
2011 307 25.9 11.8 86.3
2012 253 27.0 9.3 84.2
2013 308 30.0 10.2 83.4
2014 339 31.0 10.9 88.2
2015 358 31.0 11.5 89.4
2016 346 32.0 10.8 88.7
2017 346 30.6 11.2 87.9
2018 330 30.1 10.9 86.7
2019 301 30.0 10.0 83.7
2020 298 26.2 11.3 82.6
2021 257 26.0 9.8 77.8
2022 351 24.1 14.5 67.2
2023 351 27.1 12.9 80.6

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 McGary Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,210 (9.3%) $11,736 (90.7%) $12,946
2020 $1,008 (8.4%) $11,015 (91.6%) $12,022
2021 $1,496 (11.0%) $12,058 (89.0%) $13,554
2022 $1,723 (15.5%) $9,361 (84.5%) $11,084

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

Impact of COVID-19 on McGary Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 441st of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 420th of 489 Middle schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (McGary Middle School)13.818.8
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)45.844.5
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (McGary Middle School)12.66.1
 6.5%
   6th Grade Math (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)40.538.4
 2.1%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (McGary Middle School)11.618
 6.4%
   6th Grade Science (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)42.237
 5.2%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (McGary Middle School)24.718
 6.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)47.543.1
 4.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (McGary Middle School)19.19.5
 9.6%
   7th Grade Math (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)39.635.6
 4%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (McGary Middle School)22.519.1
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)46.643.4
 3.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (McGary Middle School)12.47
 5.4%
   8th Grade Math (Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp)37.434.8
 2.6%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students301351
 16.6%
African American86117
 36%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic2147
 123.8%
Pacific Islander613
 116.7%
White133142
 6.8%
Two or More Races5229
 44.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.7%80.6%
 3.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about McGary Middle School

McGary Middle School ranks in the bottom 14.3% of Indiana middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 351 students attended McGary Middle School.

Students at McGary Middle School are 40% White, 33% African American, 13% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 4% Pacific Islander.

Students who attend McGary Middle School usually go on to attend New Technical Institute


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