Central Dewitt Middle School

425 E. 11th St.
De Witt, IA 52742
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 235 students in grades 7-8, Central Dewitt Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : Top 30% in IA
  • : 74% (Top 50%)
  • : 80% (Top 30%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Central Dewitt Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Central Dewitt Middle School's student population of 235 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
235 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Dewitt Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Central Dewitt Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#312 out of 1233 schools
(Top 30%)
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74%
64%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central Dewitt Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80%
70%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central Dewitt Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
75-79%
63%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Central Dewitt Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
5%
7%
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White
88%
73%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Iowa.
0.22
This chart displays the diversity score of Central Dewitt Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Dewitt Middle School's ranking?
Central Dewitt Middle School is ranked #312 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Central Dewitt Middle School?
235 students attend Central Dewitt Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Central Dewitt Middle School students are White, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Dewitt Middle School?
Central Dewitt Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Central Dewitt Middle School offer ?
Central Dewitt Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Central Dewitt Middle School part of?
Central Dewitt Middle School is part of Central DeWitt School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 74% (Top 50%)
  • : 80% (Top 30%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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