Central Middle School

Public 6-8

 1350 Katoski Dr
       Waterloo, IA  50701


(319) 433-2100

District: Waterloo Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
299th of 324 Iowa Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,022 Help

Students who attend Central Middle School usually attend:

High:    West High School

Feeder schools for Central Middle School:

Elementary:    Fred Becker Elementary School
    Irving Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.7
Number of students:  495

Racial breakdown:

African American:
36.2%
White:
32.5%
Hispanic:
12.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, December 17, 2021.


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Compare Details Central Middle School ranks worse than 92.3% of middle schools in Iowa. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Waterloo Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Central Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (36.2%), White (32.5%), Hispanic (12.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Middle School is 13.7. 2 middle schools in the Waterloo Community School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Middle School is $16,022, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Waterloo Community School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Central Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Middle School 299th of 324 Iowa public middle schools. (See Central Middle School in the ranking list.)

Waterloo Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterloo Community School District 285th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 12.18 338th 349 3.2%
2013 11.93 334th 350 4.6%
2014 6.38 326th 337 3.3%
2015 4.27 337th 349 3.4%
2016 3.37 337th 343 1.7%
2017 11.40 302nd 327 7.6%
2018 7.48 302nd 318 5.0%
2019 10.74 320th 342 6.4%
2021 9.62 299th 324 7.7%

Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Central Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 547 136 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 701
1990 518 174 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 705
1991 490 178 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 680
1992 463 217 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1993 456 255 6 0 1 n/a n/a 0 718
1994 394 242 10 3 1 n/a n/a 0 650
1995 361 218 5 1 2 n/a n/a 0 587
1996 361 218 5 1 2 n/a n/a 0 587
1997 372 223 6 6 5 n/a n/a 0 612
1998 351 212 5 7 1 n/a n/a 0 576
1999 367 217 6 11 0 n/a n/a 0 601
2000 543 213 8 20 1 n/a n/a 0 785
2001 543 218 7 32 2 n/a n/a 0 802
2002 528 242 6 25 5 n/a n/a 0 806
2003 528 242 6 25 5 n/a n/a 0 806
2004 513 228 7 32 3 n/a n/a 0 783
2005 482 269 6 44 2 n/a n/a 0 803
2006 428 255 5 51 1 n/a n/a 0 740
2007 299 226 4 47 1 n/a n/a 0 577
2008 283 179 6 55 2 n/a n/a 0 525
2009 279 193 3 61 4 n/a n/a 0 540
2010 293 174 4 53 3 1 16 0 544
2011 258 141 3 59 2 2 26 0 491
2012 234 158 8 64 5 1 33 0 503
2013 203 191 7 62 7 3 26 0 499
2014 197 190 13 70 3 8 23 0 504
2015 205 185 18 67 2 12 24 0 513
2016 196 168 20 63 3 13 29 0 492
2017 185 177 24 71 2 11 44 0 514
2018 161 178 16 59 2 13 40 0 469
2019 145 184 20 70 1 17 43 0 480
2020 153 185 23 67 2 18 48 0 496
2021 161 179 22 61 2 20 50 0 495

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Central Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 701 4.1 170.9 33.1
1990 705 51.9 13.5 0
1991 680 50.9 13.3 35.7
1992 688 48.0 14.3 40.7
1993 718 53.8 13.3 42.6
1994 650 44.4 14.6 46
1995 587 46.8 12.5 52.3
1996 587 46.8 12.5 52.3
1997 612 30.7 19.9 50
1998 576 30.0 19.2 51.2
1999 601 33.0 18.2 66.7
2000 785 19.0 41.3 60.1
2001 802 42.9 18.7 63.3
2002 806 83.9 9.6 62.9
2003 806 83.9 9.6 62.9
2004 783 60.5 12.9 66.4
2005 803 59.7 13.5 53.9
2006 740 60.0 12.3 48
2007 577 46.8 12.3 66.6
2008 525 42.0 12.5 61.9
2009 540 41.1 13.1 67.6
2010 544 46.0 11.8 68.9
2011 491 39.0 12.5 76.8
2012 503 39.8 12.6 78.5
2013 499 44.8 11.1 80.6
2014 504 43.0 11.7 82.3
2015 513 46.0 11.1 83.2
2016 492 45.0 10.9 84.1
2017 514 44.1 11.6 86.4
2018 469 40.5 11.5 62.5
2019 480 41.1 11.6 77.9
2020 496 37.4 13.2 83.5
2021 495 36.0 13.7 82.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Central Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 701 4.1 170.9 33.1
1990 705 51.9 13.5 0
1991 680 50.9 13.3 35.7
1992 688 48.0 14.3 40.7
1993 718 53.8 13.3 42.6
1994 650 44.4 14.6 46
1995 587 46.8 12.5 52.3
1996 587 46.8 12.5 52.3
1997 612 30.7 19.9 50
1998 576 30.0 19.2 51.2
1999 601 33.0 18.2 66.7
2000 785 19.0 41.3 60.1
2001 802 42.9 18.7 63.3
2002 806 83.9 9.6 62.9
2003 806 83.9 9.6 62.9
2004 783 60.5 12.9 66.4
2005 803 59.7 13.5 53.9
2006 740 60.0 12.3 48
2007 577 46.8 12.3 66.6
2008 525 42.0 12.5 61.9
2009 540 41.1 13.1 67.6
2010 544 46.0 11.8 68.9
2011 491 39.0 12.5 76.8
2012 503 39.8 12.6 78.5
2013 499 44.8 11.1 80.6
2014 504 43.0 11.7 82.3
2015 513 46.0 11.1 83.2
2016 492 45.0 10.9 84.1
2017 514 44.1 11.6 86.4
2018 469 40.5 11.5 62.5
2019 480 41.1 11.6 77.9
2020 496 37.4 13.2 83.5
2021 495 36.0 13.7 82.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Central Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $901 (5.6%) $15,120 (94.4%) $16,022

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Central Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 320th of 342 Middle schoolsRanks 299th of 324 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Central Middle School)4152.5
 11.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Waterloo Community School District)50.360
 9.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.572.2
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Central Middle School)53.551.8
 1.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Waterloo Community School District)53.254.1
 0.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.465.6
 3.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Central Middle School)46.140.4
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Waterloo Community School District)53.947.1
 6.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.963.1
 6.8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Central Middle School)51.144.4
 6.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Waterloo Community School District)57.548.7
 8.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)70.163.1
 7%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Central Middle School)55.649
 6.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Waterloo Community School District)5860.4
 2.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)69.573.6
 4.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Central Middle School)61.755.9
 5.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Waterloo Community School District)65.358.9
 6.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.868.1
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students480495
 3.1%
African American184179
 2.7%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian2022
 10%
Hispanic7061
 12.9%
Pacific Islander1720
 17.6%
Two or More Races4350
 16.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.9%82.2%
 4.3%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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