School Details

Central Middle School

1010 4th Ave East, DeWitt, IA 52742
(563) 659-0735
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 322 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

84%
83%
75%
73%
73%
70%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Central Clinton Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
80%
82%
82%
75%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
76%
76%
77%
71%
71%
68%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Central Clinton Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
79%
78%
68%
67%
76%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
74%
74%
73%
73%
73%
65%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2011
  • Central Clinton Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Middle School is a public middle school in De Witt. 322 students go to Central Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 29% of the 322 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central Middle School is 12:1. St Joseph Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    excellent teachers staff & administrators. Kids are very excited to be a part of this great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School in a wonderful town.

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