1400 Vine Street
Dallas Center, IA 50063
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Dallas Center-grimes Middle School serves 510 students in grades 6-7.
Dallas Center-grimes Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-7
  • Enrollment: 510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dallas Center-grimes Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Dallas Center-grimes Middle School's student population of 510 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-7
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
510 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Dallas Center-grimes Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dallas Center-grimes Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#37 out of 1227 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
4%
7%
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White
88%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-7
  • Enrollment: 510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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