School Details

Central Middle School

1350 Katoski Dr, Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2100
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 503 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

70%
57%
75%
70%
56%
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.
45%
55%
72%
43%
52%
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
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
64%
80%
54%
60%
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.
47%
62%
77%
46%
57%
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
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
61%
78%
65%
64%
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.
62%
59%
73%
63%
56%
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
  • Waterloo 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 Waterloo. 503 children attend Central Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 79% of the 503 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central Middle School is 13:1. Peet Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    cares about the education of my child. Issuesa arise becasue often teachers and administrators hands are tied because of district rules making it impossible to get kids who are disruptive and aren't ready for learning out of the classroom - alternative seats are very limited. The teachers and staff work very hard to make every student feel welcome and part of the school. Interesting to read parent complaints when very few parents are involved in anything other than extra-curricular activites. Yes - some teachers could challenge kids more but parents need to be ready to support learning at home.

  • (2 years ago)

    not impressed with the staff bullying is a big problem even though they deny it I have tried my best but I have no respect for this school I would move my child if I could.

  • (2 years ago)

    Horrible education didn't prepare children for high school. Fights are common. Teachers don't really seem to care to much (with a few exceptions).

  • (7 years ago)

    Central is a great school that allways sets goals for students and staff to constantly improve our school.

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