Wawasee Middle School

Summary:

Wawasee Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Syracuse, Indiana, with a student population of 507. The school is part of the Wawasee Community School Corporation, which is ranked 191 out of 364 school districts in Indiana and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Wawasee Middle School has a predominantly White student population (85.6%), it struggles academically compared to nearby schools. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (37.58%), Math (31.21%), and Science (40.79%) are all lower than the Wawasee Community School Corporation's scores and the state averages. Additionally, the school has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 19.9% to 26.5%, which is significantly higher than the state's average. The school also serves a relatively high percentage of students from low-income families, with 46.91% to 50.47% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Westview Elementary School, Edgewood Middle School, and Lakeview Middle School, Wawasee Middle School's academic performance is generally lower. The school's student population is also less diverse compared to some nearby schools, such as Goshen Intermediate School and Goshen Junior High School. To improve Wawasee Middle School's performance, the Wawasee Community School Corporation may need to focus on addressing the high chronic absenteeism rate, implementing targeted academic interventions, and exploring ways to better support the diverse learning needs of the student population.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 9850 N Sr 13
       Syracuse, IN  46567


(574) 457-8839

District: Wawasee Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
217th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,918 Help


Students who attend Wawasee Middle School usually attend:

High:    Wawasee High School

Feeder schools for Wawasee Middle School:

Elementary:    North Webster Elementary School
    Syracuse Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  507

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.6%
Hispanic:
8.7%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wawasee Middle School ranks better than 55.6% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.28. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.6%), Hispanic (8.7%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wawasee Middle School is 12.9. (See more...)
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Compare Wawasee Middle School employs 39.2 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wawasee Middle School is $10,918.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Wawasee Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Wawasee Middle School 217th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Wawasee Middle School in the ranking list.)

Wawasee Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Wawasee Community School Corp 191st of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wawasee Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 36.38 163rd 222 26.6%
2005 54.63 186th 370 49.7%
2006 64.69 126th 375 66.4%
2007 55.03 197th 382 48.4%
2008 60.02 163rd 392 58.4%
2009 55.31 201st 423 52.5%
2010 52.88 233rd 428 45.6%
2011 48.43 285th 451 36.8%
2012 57.87 206th 447 53.9%
2013 33.53 344th 444 22.5%
2014 49.93 290th 470 38.3%
2015 49.19 287th 485 40.8%
2016 50.76 281st 494 43.1%
2017 41.44 311th 472 34.1%
2018 45.30 296th 473 37.4%
2019 51.64 242nd 470 48.5%
2021 41.45 290th 483 40.0%
2022 40.74 297th 490 39.4%
2023 55.28 216th 489 55.8%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Wawasee Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 648 5 0 7 3 n/a n/a 0 663
1992 640 5 0 4 4 n/a n/a 0 653
1993 646 2 2 11 1 n/a n/a 0 662
1994 636 2 6 12 0 n/a n/a 0 656
1995 631 0 0 11 0 n/a n/a 6 648
1996 631 0 0 11 0 n/a n/a 6 648
1997 626 2 0 9 1 n/a n/a 1 639
1998 602 1 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1999 577 1 6 16 0 n/a n/a 0 600
2000 564 1 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 574
2001 554 0 1 12 0 n/a n/a 0 567
2002 573 1 0 19 2 n/a n/a 0 595
2003 573 1 0 19 2 n/a n/a 0 595
2004 548 1 1 25 2 n/a n/a 0 577
2005 528 1 2 30 1 n/a n/a 0 562
2006 520 0 3 27 1 n/a n/a 0 551
2007 510 0 5 21 0 n/a n/a 17 553
2008 460 2 3 20 0 n/a n/a 18 503
2009 469 3 3 22 0 n/a n/a 18 515
2010 482 7 1 27 1 n/a n/a 22 540
2011 483 5 0 29 2 1 18 0 538
2012 476 2 0 25 3 0 17 0 523
2013 466 2 0 28 5 0 14 0 515
2014 465 1 0 34 3 0 10 0 513
2015 455 1 3 39 3 0 18 0 519
2016 441 3 3 35 3 0 18 0 503
2017 456 2 3 33 1 0 12 0 507
2018 484 5 2 43 0 0 15 0 549
2019 469 3 1 46 0 1 12 0 532
2020 447 5 0 53 1 0 12 0 518
2021 449 6 1 48 0 0 14 0 518
2022 456 8 2 43 1 0 19 0 529
2023 434 9 1 44 1 1 17 0 507

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 Wawasee Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 663 36.8 18.0 12.1
1992 653 38.2 17.0 11.3
1993 662 37.7 17.6 15.9
1994 656 37.6 17.4 12.5
1995 648 38.4 16.9 14.3
1996 648 38.4 16.9 14.3
1997 639 38.1 16.8 12.7
1998 617 38.1 16.2 12.5
1999 600 37.4 16.0 20.3
2000 574 37.5 15.3 7.3
2001 567 37.5 15.1 23.5
2002 595 36.3 16.4 29.4
2003 595 36.3 16.4 29.4
2004 577 35.7 16.2 34.5
2005 562 36.6 15.4 33.1
2006 551 34.5 16.0 34.5
2007 553 n/a n/a 34.7
2008 503 33.5 15.0 34
2009 515 33.5 15.4 38.6
2010 540 33.4 16.1 48.6
2011 538 33.4 16.0 44.2
2012 523 39.3 13.3 47.4
2013 515 34.5 14.9 45.6
2014 513 34.5 14.8 43.3
2015 519 35.0 14.8 47
2016 503 32.0 15.7 44.9
2017 507 38.9 13.0 42.6
2018 549 39.0 14.0 44.4
2019 532 38.0 14.0 44.7
2020 518 34.0 15.2 44.2
2021 518 37.6 13.7 46.9
2022 529 34.9 15.1 50.5
2023 507 39.2 12.9 49.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wawasee Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 663 36.8 18.0 12.1
1992 653 38.2 17.0 11.3
1993 662 37.7 17.6 15.9
1994 656 37.6 17.4 12.5
1995 648 38.4 16.9 14.3
1996 648 38.4 16.9 14.3
1997 639 38.1 16.8 12.7
1998 617 38.1 16.2 12.5
1999 600 37.4 16.0 20.3
2000 574 37.5 15.3 7.3
2001 567 37.5 15.1 23.5
2002 595 36.3 16.4 29.4
2003 595 36.3 16.4 29.4
2004 577 35.7 16.2 34.5
2005 562 36.6 15.4 33.1
2006 551 34.5 16.0 34.5
2007 553 n/a n/a 34.7
2008 503 33.5 15.0 34
2009 515 33.5 15.4 38.6
2010 540 33.4 16.1 48.6
2011 538 33.4 16.0 44.2
2012 523 39.3 13.3 47.4
2013 515 34.5 14.9 45.6
2014 513 34.5 14.8 43.3
2015 519 35.0 14.8 47
2016 503 32.0 15.7 44.9
2017 507 38.9 13.0 42.6
2018 549 39.0 14.0 44.4
2019 532 38.0 14.0 44.7
2020 518 34.0 15.2 44.2
2021 518 37.6 13.7 46.9
2022 529 34.9 15.1 50.5
2023 507 39.2 12.9 49.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wawasee Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $166 (1.8%) $9,103 (98.2%) $9,268
2020 $159 (1.6%) $9,736 (98.4%) $9,894
2021 $310 (3.5%) $8,604 (96.5%) $8,915
2022 $484 (4.4%) $10,434 (95.6%) $10,918

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wawasee 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 242nd of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 216th of 489 Middle schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Middle School)5036.6
 13.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)47.833.5
 14.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Wawasee Middle School)41.130.7
 10.4%
   6th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)41.228.4
 12.8%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Wawasee Middle School)51.940.8
 11.1%
   6th Grade Science (Wawasee Community School Corp)49.637.2
 12.4%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Middle School)49.138.1
 11%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)45.637.1
 8.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Wawasee Middle School)35.336.3
 1%
   7th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)35.134.2
 0.9%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Middle School)44.838
 6.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wawasee Community School Corp)42.535.8
 6.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Wawasee Middle School)31.826.5
 5.3%
   8th Grade Math (Wawasee Community School Corp)30.925.2
 5.7%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students532507
 4.7%
African American39
 200%
American Indian01
Asian11
Hispanic4644
 4.3%
Pacific Islander11
White469434
 7.5%
Two or More Races1217
 41.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.7%49.5%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wawasee Middle School

Students at Wawasee Middle School are 86% White, 9% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Wawasee Middle School usually go on to attend Wawasee High School

Wawasee Middle School ranks 217th of 489 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 507 students attended Wawasee Middle School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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