West Noble Middle School

Summary:

West Noble Middle School is a public middle school in Ligonier, Indiana, serving 671 students in grades 5-8. The school is part of the Warsaw Community Schools district, which is ranked 250 out of 364 school districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

West Noble Middle School faces several challenges, including a high-need student population. The school has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (54.84%) compared to surrounding schools, which range from 11.89% to 61.44% Hispanic students. Additionally, the school has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 19.0% to 33.4% over the past 3 years, which is higher than neighboring schools like Lakeview Middle School and Northridge Middle School. West Noble Middle School's test scores are also generally lower than the state and surrounding school averages, with proficiency rates in ILEARN English Language Arts and Math at 31.12% and 40%, respectively, compared to the state averages of 40.2% to 43.8% in ELA and 31.4% to 41.1% in Math.

The school's high rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients, ranging from 47.94% to 61.25% over the past 3 years, suggest that the school may be serving a socioeconomically disadvantaged population, which could be contributing to the lower academic performance. Despite an increase in per-student spending from $7,637 in 2019-2020 to $9,939 in 2021-2022, West Noble Middle School's statewide ranking has steadily declined from 263 out of 494 Indiana middle schools in 2015-2016 to 225 out of 489 in 2022-2023, indicating a need for targeted interventions and strategies to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 5194 N Us 33
       Ligonier, IN  46767


(260) 894-3191

District: West Noble School Corporation

SchoolDigger Rank:
226th of 489 Indiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,939 Help


Students who attend West Noble Middle School usually attend:

High:    West Noble High School

Feeder schools for West Noble Middle School:

Elementary:    West Noble Elementary School
    West Noble Primary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  671

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
54.8%
White:
44.3%
Asian:
0.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details West Noble Middle School ranks better than 53.8% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.86. (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: Hispanic (54.8%), White (44.3%), Asian (0.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Noble Middle School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Compare West Noble Middle School employs 50.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Noble Middle School is $9,939.
Schooldigger Rankings:

West Noble Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks West Noble Middle School 226th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See West Noble Middle School in the ranking list.)

West Noble School Corporation:

SchoolDigger ranks West Noble School Corporation 250th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Noble Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 40.48 151st 222 32.0%
2005 48.53 230th 370 37.8%
2006 35.87 299th 375 20.3%
2007 30.76 325th 382 14.9%
2008 34.44 315th 392 19.6%
2009 40.51 305th 423 27.9%
2010 46.60 274th 428 36.0%
2011 39.77 333rd 451 26.2%
2012 36.63 340th 447 23.9%
2013 36.18 332nd 444 25.2%
2014 40.22 348th 470 26.0%
2015 46.16 305th 485 37.1%
2016 53.11 263rd 494 46.8%
2017 50.84 267th 472 43.4%
2018 48.10 281st 473 40.6%
2019 43.14 288th 470 38.7%
2021 46.42 261st 483 46.0%
2022 50.54 249th 490 49.2%
2023 52.86 225th 489 54.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for West Noble Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 489 0 1 16 1 n/a n/a 0 507
1989 496 0 0 31 1 n/a n/a 0 528
1990 491 0 0 32 1 n/a n/a 0 524
1991 482 0 3 28 1 n/a n/a 0 514
1992 496 0 1 26 1 n/a n/a 0 524
1993 455 0 4 36 1 n/a n/a 0 496
1994 484 2 4 51 2 n/a n/a 0 543
1995 667 2 6 122 0 n/a n/a 1 798
1996 667 2 6 122 0 n/a n/a 1 798
1997 609 1 2 133 0 n/a n/a 0 745
1998 585 2 3 128 0 n/a n/a 0 718
1999 609 3 1 141 0 n/a n/a 0 754
2000 605 1 3 150 0 n/a n/a 0 759
2001 592 1 3 200 0 n/a n/a 0 796
2002 530 1 2 210 0 n/a n/a 0 743
2003 530 1 2 210 0 n/a n/a 0 743
2004 507 0 0 227 0 n/a n/a 0 734
2005 519 0 1 273 1 n/a n/a 0 794
2006 529 1 1 311 1 n/a n/a 0 843
2007 456 2 1 333 0 n/a n/a 33 825
2008 465 3 3 363 0 n/a n/a 39 873
2009 451 3 2 325 0 n/a n/a 45 826
2010 417 4 3 319 1 n/a n/a 50 794
2011 425 5 4 387 1 0 9 0 831
2012 409 5 3 377 0 0 6 0 800
2013 400 2 2 382 0 0 6 0 792
2014 381 2 2 370 0 0 6 0 761
2015 374 1 1 370 0 0 7 0 753
2016 371 0 0 350 0 0 8 0 729
2017 325 1 0 370 0 0 8 0 704
2018 329 1 4 391 0 0 8 0 733
2019 339 1 4 369 0 0 8 0 721
2020 340 3 5 375 0 0 7 0 730
2021 345 2 5 377 0 0 6 0 735
2022 317 0 6 353 0 0 4 0 680
2023 297 0 4 368 0 0 2 0 671

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 West Noble Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 507 23.6 21.4 14.6
1989 528 23.9 22.0 11.7
1990 524 26.7 19.6 14.7
1991 514 27.4 18.7 13.6
1992 524 13.2 39.6 18.3
1993 496 28.4 17.5 20.6
1994 543 28.5 19.1 22.7
1995 798 39.8 20.1 27
1996 798 39.8 20.1 27
1997 745 39.3 19.0 28.7
1998 718 40.3 17.8 28.4
1999 754 41.5 18.2 36.2
2000 759 41.1 18.5 41.9
2001 796 42.7 18.6 41.3
2002 743 43.6 17.0 49
2003 743 43.6 17.0 49
2004 734 43.2 17.0 51.9
2005 794 42.0 18.9 56.3
2006 843 42.7 19.7 56.1
2007 825 n/a n/a 61.6
2008 873 44.3 19.7 65.8
2009 826 46.7 17.7 70.2
2010 794 46.6 17.0 76.6
2011 831 46.2 17.9 72.6
2012 800 47.0 17.0 71.1
2013 792 45.0 17.6 71.8
2014 761 44.5 17.1 71.1
2015 753 45.0 16.7 67.3
2016 729 45.0 16.2 61.3
2017 704 47.0 14.9 62.1
2018 733 46.0 15.9 60.3
2019 721 47.2 15.2 59.4
2020 730 43.0 16.9 59.2
2021 735 49.5 14.8 53.7
2022 680 48.5 14.0 47.9
2023 671 50.5 13.2 61.3

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 West Noble Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 507 23.6 21.4 14.6
1989 528 23.9 22.0 11.7
1990 524 26.7 19.6 14.7
1991 514 27.4 18.7 13.6
1992 524 13.2 39.6 18.3
1993 496 28.4 17.5 20.6
1994 543 28.5 19.1 22.7
1995 798 39.8 20.1 27
1996 798 39.8 20.1 27
1997 745 39.3 19.0 28.7
1998 718 40.3 17.8 28.4
1999 754 41.5 18.2 36.2
2000 759 41.1 18.5 41.9
2001 796 42.7 18.6 41.3
2002 743 43.6 17.0 49
2003 743 43.6 17.0 49
2004 734 43.2 17.0 51.9
2005 794 42.0 18.9 56.3
2006 843 42.7 19.7 56.1
2007 825 n/a n/a 61.6
2008 873 44.3 19.7 65.8
2009 826 46.7 17.7 70.2
2010 794 46.6 17.0 76.6
2011 831 46.2 17.9 72.6
2012 800 47.0 17.0 71.1
2013 792 45.0 17.6 71.8
2014 761 44.5 17.1 71.1
2015 753 45.0 16.7 67.3
2016 729 45.0 16.2 61.3
2017 704 47.0 14.9 62.1
2018 733 46.0 15.9 60.3
2019 721 47.2 15.2 59.4
2020 730 43.0 16.9 59.2
2021 735 49.5 14.8 53.7
2022 680 48.5 14.0 47.9
2023 671 50.5 13.2 61.3

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 West Noble Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $164 (2.0%) $8,208 (98.0%) $8,373
2020 $45 (0.6%) $7,593 (99.4%) $7,637
2021 $64 (0.7%) $8,776 (99.3%) $8,840
2022 $228 (2.3%) $9,711 (97.7%) $9,939

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Noble Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 288th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 225th of 489 Middle schools
 15.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble Middle School)33.325.3
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble School Corporation)33.325.3
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (West Noble Middle School)28.238.2
 10%
   5th Grade Math (West Noble School Corporation)28.238.2
 10%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (West Noble Middle School)29.326.9
 2.4%
   5th Grade Social Studies (West Noble School Corporation)29.326.9
 2.4%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%
6th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble Middle School)35.727
 8.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble School Corporation)35.727
 8.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (West Noble Middle School)34.134.8
 0.7%
   6th Grade Math (West Noble School Corporation)34.134.8
 0.7%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (West Noble Middle School)41.225.2
 16%
   6th Grade Science (West Noble School Corporation)41.225.2
 16%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble Middle School)45.831.8
 14%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble School Corporation)45.831.8
 14%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (West Noble Middle School)35.531.8
 3.7%
   7th Grade Math (West Noble School Corporation)35.531.8
 3.7%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble Middle School)40.438
 2.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (West Noble School Corporation)40.438
 2.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (West Noble Middle School)4452.3
 8.3%
   8th Grade Math (West Noble School Corporation)4452.3
 8.3%
   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 Students721671
 6.9%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian44
Hispanic369368
 0.3%
Pacific Islander00
White339297
 12.4%
Two or More Races82
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.4%61.3%
 1.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about West Noble Middle School

Students who attend West Noble Middle School usually go on to attend West Noble High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 671 students attended West Noble Middle School.

West Noble Middle School ranks 226th of 489 Indiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at West Noble Middle School are 55% Hispanic, 44% White.


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