Western Middle School

  • Western Middle School serves 633 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Western Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black).

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Western Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • Western Middle School's student population of 633 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students633 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,762 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Western Middle School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank#281 out of 1762 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:117:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
86%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.260.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWestern School Corporation School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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  3.40 out of 5  (5 reviews)
1  
The food Removed, the teacher are rude, they secretly hate us. Even our principal quit.
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I think it's very fun and the teachers are very nice. The food is good and it an overall great experience. I recommend sending your child or children here.
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The academics are great. The teachers are really good. They have plenty of sports to play. The art and music is fun.
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I don't know where I would be without this amazing school.
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The bullies at this school are out of control. They barely do anything about them.
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