PROFICIENCY 57% 15% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
72%LaPorte Community School Corp
69%La Porte

Kesling Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "LaPorte Community School Corp" in La Porte, IN. There are a total of 756 students and 46 teachers at Kesling Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 343 free lunch students and 89 reduced lunch students.

Kesling Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 56.5%, which is 15% lower than the Indiana average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch343
Reduced lunch89


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Kesling Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Kesling Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 79.4% 77.5% 71.5% 51.1%
African American 2.4% 2.7% 11.5% 15.9%
Asian 0.5% 0.6% 2.0% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 12.5% 13.5% 10.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.2% 5.3% 4.4% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Handley Elementary School67%0.7La Porte, IN
Laporte High School81%1.0La Porte, IN
Paul F Boston Middle School61%1.2La Porte, IN
Lincoln Elementary School70%1.4La Porte, IN
Hailmann Elementary School75%1.6La Porte, IN
Riley Elementary School72%1.9La Porte, IN
Kingsford Heights Elementary School65%7.5Kingsford Heights, IN
Rolling Prairie Elementary School80%8.2Rolling Prairie, IN
Coolspring Elementary School57%9.4Michigan City, IN
Springfield Elementary School60%9.4Michigan City, IN
Michigan City High School77%9.8Michigan City, IN
Westville Elementary School70%9.8Westville, IN

La Porte demographics profile

StatisticLa PorteIndianaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,87418091
Median age36.637.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%56%55%
Speak English91%92%79%
Speak Spanish8%5%13%

Education level achieved in La Porte

IndexLa PorteIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade78.7%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school77.9%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college45.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.8%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors14.4%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters4.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Kesling Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.