Lewis Cass Junior High School

Summary:

Lewis Cass Junior High School is a public middle school located in Walton, Indiana, serving 322 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Lewis Cass Schools district, which is ranked 235 out of 381 districts in Indiana and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

The school has a predominantly white student population, with 82.92% of students identifying as white, which is higher than the state average and most nearby schools. Academically, Lewis Cass Junior High School's performance, as measured by ILEARN test scores, is generally below the state average and the performance of nearby higher-ranked schools. For example, in the 2023-2024 school year, only 33.97% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 41.1-42.6%, and in math, the school's proficiency rate was 25.96%, significantly lower than the state average of 31.4-38.1%. However, the school's chronic absenteeism rate of around 8% is lower than the nearby schools, which have rates ranging from 12.1% at Northwestern Middle School to 31.2% at Taylor Middle School.

When compared to higher-ranked nearby schools like Western Middle School and Northwestern Middle School, Lewis Cass Junior High School's academic performance is significantly lower, particularly in math. These schools have proficiency rates in the 40-50% range, compared to Lewis Cass's 25.96% in math. Additionally, the school's spending per student has increased over the years, from $6,639 in 2018-2019 to $8,610 in 2021-2022, indicating a commitment to investing in the school's resources, but it is still lower than the spending at some nearby schools, such as Bon Air Middle School ($15,466 per student) and Maple Crest Middle School ($11,911 per student).


Detail:

Public 6-8

 6422 East State Road 218
       Walton, IN  46994


(574) 626-2511

District: Lewis Cass Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
280th of 485 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,610 Help


Students who attend Lewis Cass Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Lewis Cass High School

Feeder schools for Lewis Cass Junior High School:

Elementary:    Lewis Cass Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  322

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.9%
Hispanic:
8.7%
Two or more races:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lewis Cass Junior High School ranks worse than 57.7% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.44. (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 (82.9%), Hispanic (8.7%), two or more races (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lewis Cass Junior High School is 14.2. (See more...)
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Compare Lewis Cass Junior High School employs 22.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lewis Cass Junior High School is $8,610.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lewis Cass Junior High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lewis Cass Junior High School 280th of 485 Indiana public middle schools. (See Lewis Cass Junior High School in the ranking list.)

Lewis Cass Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Lewis Cass Schools 235th of 381 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lewis Cass Junior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.89 189th 470 59.8%
2021 63.49 171st 483 64.6%
2022 54.97 222nd 490 54.7%
2023 51.65 234th 489 52.1%
2024 43.44 280th 485 42.3%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Lewis Cass Junior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2018 270 0 4 26 2 1 10 0 313
2019 276 0 4 28 1 1 14 0 324
2020 268 0 5 22 1 1 10 0 307
2021 280 1 4 20 0 1 12 0 318
2022 276 2 4 23 0 0 22 0 327
2023 267 4 1 28 0 0 22 0 322

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 Lewis Cass Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 313 34.1 9.1 40.6
2019 324 28.0 11.5 42
2020 307 21.6 14.1 42.7
2021 318 22.0 14.4 40.9
2022 327 19.3 16.9 43.4
2023 322 22.6 14.2 51.2

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 Lewis Cass Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2018 313 34.1 9.1 40.6
2019 324 28.0 11.5 42
2020 307 21.6 14.1 42.7
2021 318 22.0 14.4 40.9
2022 327 19.3 16.9 43.4
2023 322 22.6 14.2 51.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lewis Cass Junior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $316 (4.8%) $6,323 (95.2%) $6,639
2020 $312 (4.3%) $6,974 (95.7%) $7,285
2021 $341 (4.4%) $7,459 (95.6%) $7,800
2022 $513 (6.0%) $8,097 (94.0%) $8,610

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lewis Cass Junior High 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 189th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 234th of 489 Middle schools
 7.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Junior High School)47.336.2
 11.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Schools)47.336.2
 11.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Junior High School)57.135.6
 21.5%
   6th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Schools)57.135.6
 21.5%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Lewis Cass Junior High School)42.933.7
 9.3%
   6th Grade Science (Lewis Cass Schools)42.933.7
 9.3%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Junior High School)4732.7
 14.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Schools)4732.7
 14.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Junior High School)3921.8
 17.2%
   7th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Schools)3921.8
 17.2%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Junior High School)50.941
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Lewis Cass Schools)50.941
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Junior High School)46.435.2
 11.2%
   8th Grade Math (Lewis Cass Schools)46.435.2
 11.2%
   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 Students324322
 0.6%
African American04
American Indian10
 100%
Asian41
 75%
Hispanic2828
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White276267
 3.3%
Two or More Races1422
 57.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42%51.2%
 9.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lewis Cass Junior High School

Lewis Cass Junior High School ranks 280th of 485 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 322 students attended Lewis Cass Junior High School.

Students at Lewis Cass Junior High School are 83% White, 9% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Students who attend Lewis Cass Junior High School usually go on to attend Lewis Cass High 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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