Hiatt Middle School

1430 E. University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Hiatt Middle School serves 558 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 558 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Hiatt Middle School's student population of 558 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
558 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Hiatt Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Hiatt Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1197 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
54%
12%
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Black
23%
7%
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White
12%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hiatt Middle School's ranking?
Hiatt Middle School is ranked #1197 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Hiatt Middle School?
558 students attend Hiatt Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Hiatt Middle School students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Black, 12% of students are White, 6% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hiatt Middle School?
Hiatt Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hiatt Middle School offer ?
Hiatt Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Hiatt Middle School part of?
Hiatt Middle School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 558 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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