Hoyt Middle School serves 618 students in grades 6-8.
Hoyt 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 33% (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 40% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 618 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 49%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in IA
- Math Proficiency: 33% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Hoyt Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Hoyt Middle School's student population of 618 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Hoyt 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 Hoyt Middle School is 0.66, which is more 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
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1187 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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 #1187 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?
33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Hoyt Middle School?
618 students attend Hoyt Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Hoyt Middle School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Black, 7% 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 14:1, which is equal to 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 Community School District.
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