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Central Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 230 students

 
 

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Posted February 13, 2012

In 2011 - 2012 school year, the administration in this district changed dramatically and they decided very late in the year to implement a 1-to-1 computer program. On its face, it is a great idea, but when administrators have placed the implementation of this program ahead of everything else, including curriculum, teacher development, policy writing / implementation & child safety, then it isn't such a great thing. There are a handful of great teachers here, but many that aren't good at all. The curriculum is less rigorous than in past years and there is little to no discipline. There aren't many extra curriculars if your child isn't in sports. I can say the art teacher is amazing and kids definitely love having unfettered access to electronic devices. I used to be happy with this district, but this year has been terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

excellent teachers, staff & administrators. Kids are very excited to be a part of this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

I am a parent of middle school student. There are no extra activities except sports. Not even an art, yearbook, or chess club like the web site says. Parents are discouraged from volunteering to fill the void they 'don't accept parent volunteers who are not certified teachers to lead clubs'. No student lead yearbook. And unless you are one of the top 20 students forget history day, science fairs, international day or any stimulating extra education. Principal does not return parent calls. They only offer 1 foreign language. Band does not start until 6th grade. And computer classes are basicly enhanced keyboarding no discussions of languages, adobe, powerpoint, etc. But if you are into wrestling, football, or sports (except no golf, swim or tennis) then you have the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

I have had three children through this middle school and am pleased with the education they have received or are getting. The school provides a wide variety of outside activities for the children as well. The one thing they could add would be an activity bus for farm children who want to participate in after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

Great School in a wonderful town.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1010 4th Ave East
De Witt, IA 52742
Phone: (563) 659-0735

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