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Hoyt Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 580 students

 

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted March 30, 2006

this school hasnt been totally fair with the bullying and all that. They dont give much home work i should know because i go there and i have over all enjoyed my stay at hoyt. The excitement and fun kept me. My parents arent really involved in things because there isnt much for them to participate in. Music and sports are some what popular but i wouldnt recomend this as a goal oriented place to send your children!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2005

I thought that it was an awsome school to be at. The teachers there helped in anyway that they could. I had problems like any student did, but they helped me get through them. Thank Hoyt!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 72% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%
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 77% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners24%

Reading

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners12%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners8%
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 Students49%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracial54%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners24%

Reading

All Students44%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial38%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners6%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 81%
Hispanic 25% 9%
Black 12% 5%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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2700 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: (515) 242-8446

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