Meredith Middle School

4827 Madison Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 | (515) 242-7250
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 638
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5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 638 middle school students from grades 6-8
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Cindy Flesch
  • Fax: (515) 242-8291
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 638
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 45.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 14.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 337 (52.8%)
  • Females: 301 (47.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 86 (13.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 339 (53.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 425 (66.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Meredith Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Black18929.6%
Asian467.2%
Hispanic8713.6%
White26741.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Meredith Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade20031.3%
7th Grade22034.5%
8th Grade21834.2%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 65%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:35%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 14 Years
  • Average Salary: $45,810
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Meredith Middle School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,46122%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$48,96378%
Source: IA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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5 reviews for Meredith Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 09, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I like the school, but I still don't understand why there isn't more homework for the kids. Until conferences, campus portal, you really don't know how your child is doing.I enjoy talking to the people at the school (problem or not) but problems get solved. My only concern is the students doing their homework at school and not doing any studying or homework at home. You can ask, but you don't always get an answer about homework from your child.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 08, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have enjoyed as a parent being involved with this school. We now apart of the Booster with Hoover; known as Husky Boosters. We have concessions for middle school events. Teachers respond to paretns who show they care. I have enjoyed watching my girls be apart of an amazing 6th gr. science class where they got to do disections that kids will never have the opportunity to do. That teacher rocks! I have enjoyed watching my girls progress in the understanding of different cultures, economic levels, and how everyone is someone and every person counts. There are of course the typical issues within the school, that NO school when being honest can deny. I'm excited to hear that we will have a new media center shared with Hoover soon. I'm excited as to how many Meredth students have choosen to participate in Central Academy. Teachers who care make that possible.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 18, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Regarding field trips -- help the teachers by sponsoring the trips (yes, I have). Donate extra supplies for experiments, projects and consumables. Volunteer -- come judge special events, lend your expertise in enhancing the students' experiences.

    My daughter loves the food (and on the days she does not, she brings a lunch from home). Most of her teachers have been wonderful last year and we look forward to the upcoming year.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 22, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i love to going to meredith sure the foods not great but the side is we get better equitment than other schools. we have a couple of wii's and exercise equitment and so on. there's been cut backs on things like field trips and pencils thats ok. i talk to my friends all the time from different schools and they don;t have anything like we have. instead of complainning u should be happy we are luckier than other schools!
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on July 29, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Last year my child was an 8th grader and they didnt take even ONE field trip.
    I think that is just RIDICULOUS!
    I dont think i am going to send my younger children to this school next year at all.
    And i dont like having my children also come home complaining about the food and how they it the same stuff every week.

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