Hiatt Middle School

1430 E. University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Hiatt Middle School serves 656 students in grades 6-8.
Hiatt Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Hiatt Middle School's student population of 656 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students656 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Rankings

Hiatt Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Hiatt Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1220 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
50%
11%
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Black
23%
6%
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White
14%
76%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.680.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hiatt Middle School is East High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harding Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Capitol View Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines East High School Math: 26% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,236 students
    0.4 miles
    815 E 13th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-7788
    0.4 9-12 2,236
  • Des Moines Capitol View Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
    0.7 miles
    320 E. 16th
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8402
    0.7 PK-5 594
  • Des Moines Carver Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
    0.7 miles
    705 E University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8418
    0.7 K-5 549
  • Des Moines Phillips Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
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    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 339 students
    1.4 miles
    1701 Lay St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515) 242-8431
    1.4 PK-5 339
  • Des Moines Cattell Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    1.5 miles
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8403
    1.5 K-5 410

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