Hoyt Middle School

2700 E 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 508 students in grades 6-8, Hoyt Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% 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: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Hoyt Middle School's student population of 508 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
508 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Hoyt Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Hoyt Middle School is 0.68, 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.
This School
State Level (IA)
#1175 out of 1233 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Hoyt Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
31%
64%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hoyt 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.
51%
70%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hoyt 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.
30-34%
63%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Hoyt 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
13:1
14:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Hoyt Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Hoyt Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
4%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
25%
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
15%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
49%
73%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hoyt Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Iowa.
0.68
This chart displays the diversity score of Hoyt 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
69%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hoyt Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hoyt Middle School's ranking?
Hoyt Middle School is ranked #1175 out of 1,233 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 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Hoyt Middle School?
508 students attend Hoyt Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Hoyt Middle School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hoyt Middle School?
Hoyt Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hoyt Middle School offer ?
Hoyt Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Hoyt Middle School part of?
Hoyt Middle School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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5   1/5/2019
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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