School Details

Dimmitt Middle School

12320 80th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178
(425) 204-2800
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 923 students 19 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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72%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
57%
64%
58%
66%
69%
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71%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
52%
53%
63%
65%
66%
50%
65%
65%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
90%
94%
82%
100%
100%
99%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dimmitt Middle School is a public middle school in Bryn Mawr-Skyway. The principal of Dimmitt Middle School is John Schmitz. 923 children attend Dimmitt Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 72% of the 923 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dimmitt Middle School is 19:1. Griffin Home is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 26%
Asian 27% %
Hispanic 20% 18%
Multiracial 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 13% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I was very nervous about my daughter attending Dimmitt due to its reputation and other concerned parents. To my surprise she loves it and had a great year. She's been challenged and is in accelerated classes. She's never had a problem with bullying but she has a pretty strong personality looks older than she is and would stand up for herself if necessary.

  • (3 years ago)

    Do not let your student come to this school! Its nothing but problems! The kids dont respect the teachers and other kids will pick on yours if your child doesnt seem to "fit in" . The academic level is ok but the enviorment is so not worth your child going through the embarrasement of the school life here at Dimmit. If possible move to a different location to where your student could go to Nielsen or McKnight. So much more worth it!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am seriously not impressed by this school. After looking at reports of incidents that recently occurred at Dimmitt I recommend that you do not send your children there there are many proven bullies. The government needs to fill Dimmit MS with new staff because no matter what they say they will do IT NEVER SIGNIFICANTLY GETS BETTER. Really. This is just awful.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff has completed a total revision of their team setting. The teachers now all work together to plan the curriculum and the office staff work right along with them. They are determined not to leave any child behind.

  • (4 years ago)

    The parents need to get on the inside of Dimmitt middle school the part where everythings natural not acting natural because theirs a parent in the room. Dimmitt's very uncomfortable and its not very often the feeling changes it seems like the teachers are just trying to get through the day and don't really mind the changes in the students thats going on around them. The food is pitifulm the lunch is just tossed on the trays in handfuls and handed out. The way dimmitt is running im surprised well stunned that the governer okay's our school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Yes dimmitt has there problems but we are also one of the best schools to got to we have teacher who take the time even if there kids are sick and are staying home to make sure we get our work done and now matter what the teachers will work on not haveing any fightrs this year we have been working on siberbulling and i have been going toschool and was bullied once and hasd it atken care of after 2 days they belive in second chances so if u mess up and now u aren't going to do it they wont suspend u

  • (4 years ago)

    I Was not pleased with Dimmit Middle School. Well first my daughter went there for year now.(she now is in Mcknight). And Ever since she has been there she has been bullied & harrased. When I Was in contact with the principle I Was told that the Dimmit Staff was doing everything in there power to make it a safe enviroment for my child. Well I was convinced at first. 2 weeks later my daughter came home balling tears. I was angry. So once again im in contact with the principle. I was told that they had a 'talk' with the bullies and that they were under control. NO THEY WERE NOT. A talk? No A SUSPENSiON>Yes. But it did not happen that way.This was an on going problem! Not once were those kids suspended. I finnaly decide enough is enough. Parents if your thinking about a renton middle school i suggest Mcknight Middle School. HONESTLY

  • (5 years ago)

    Dimmitt Middle School is really based on learning targets and is just a great school I would say cause I've learned alot over the past months!

  • (6 years ago)

    I was so amazed by this school. Based on the area where the school is located I had huge misgivings about my daughter attending there. But once she started it was obvious that they weren't teaching to the 'lowest common denominator'. She had to work hard to get good grades! I was impressed by the involvement of the principal and the teachers. We communicated via email and they kept me completely updated on problems--and good things! Once she had a problem on the bus and they resolved this very quickly. I was really impressed.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that there should be a 'b' or 'junior varsity' team for each sport.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very happy with Dimmit Middle School. I feel the teachers are very good. The principal I feel has everything together very well as we all know dealing with middle school aged children is somewhat challenging.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this is a great school. I am truly impressed at their computer programs. They actually have student technicians helping the computer teacher while learning exstensivly about computers.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a grandparent I have been very pleased with the staff and students at Dimmitt. My grandson had a great start to his middle school career. There was the opportunity to learn the neccessay skills to help him move through 6th grade with confidence. He finished his first year with a 4.00gpa. The staff is great at helping young people aquire the skills that are needed to be productive happy young people. This is one of the best schools in the district. The principal is a great leader.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's been my experience the last three years that a large number of the teacher are only concerned about getting throgh the day. Teachers who's behavior at time's are more immature than the students. The teachers and administrative staff must understand how powerful their words to these young minds are and the unforgetable scars they can leave. I would like to say that the past three years was rewarding...I cannot! On a more positive note; the assistant principal is a true blessing to the school - If Dimmit could find a way to learn from this individual then the school would be a better place for our middle school youth; She is truley a professional.

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