School Details

Dekalb Middle School

3338 County Road 427, Waterloo, IN 46793
(260) 920-1013
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 910 students 20 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

81%
81%
78%
85%
85%
84%
77%
77%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dekalb Co Ctl United School Dist average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
74%
83%
83%
81%
70%
77%
69%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dekalb Co Ctl United School Dist average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
76%
79%
79%
81%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dekalb Co Ctl United School Dist average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
71%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dekalb Co Ctl United School Dist average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dekalb Middle School is a public middle school in Auburn. The principal of Dekalb Middle School is Mrs Kimberly Fifer. 910 students go to Dekalb Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Dekalb Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 40% of the 910 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dekalb Middle School is 20:1. Garrett Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 93%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 40%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has made some much needed improvements. With the addition of the new principal Mrs.Fifer I have noticed many new changes at DMS. Very happy about this because prior to her arrival we considered leaving this school district. Amelia Swander a guidance counselor has been amazing and without her help our son may have fallen flat on his face. There are a few exceptional staff who honestly put themselves aside and that is what has made a difference---> Finally! Way to go DMS things are looking up.

  • (1 year ago)

    dekalb middle school is the best middle school that i went to rachel mathews student

  • (7 years ago)

    When theres a problem it might get addressed but not like it should. Most of the office people are rude.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has had a wonderful experience at this school. Many new and motivated teachers have taken the time to get to know my child and assisted him to become more independent. It is a school you know cares about kids. I am amazed at how many opportunities there are for students to get involved and be mentored by such quality adults.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a 6th grade daughter attending DeKalb Middle School and I can't express in words how smooth her transition from the elementary has been. Her teachers are wonderful caring people and the guidance counselor is great. The school's administration has done a great job in creating a safe and warm environment for all to learn. A+++++++

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is a 6th grader at Dekalb Middle School. He is doing really well but has commented that a couple of the teachers are very gruff and grouchy. He also does not use the restroom between classes for fear of being tardy and receiving a 'blue' card. He absolutely loves band and the band teacher who is very inspiring to the kids. The school needs to take a more aggressive stand against bullying and students getting picked on by their peers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a student at this school. With just moving into this school system my child has said that some of the teacher are mean. Some of the teachers can be very negative at times. Don't like the star book idea and the way they do the Math now. They also need to add 6th grade sports to the school. My child has said that the kids are really friendly and has many new friends.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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