Comanche Middle School

Summary:

Comanche Middle School is a public middle school in Dodge City, Kansas, serving 795 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Dodge City school district, which is ranked 260 out of 269 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Comanche Middle School faces significant challenges, with a student population that is 76% Hispanic and 80% receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The school consistently ranks in the bottom third of Kansas middle schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are significantly lower than the state and district averages. While the school performs well for English Language Learners and Migrant students, it struggles to support other subgroups, such as Special Education and Gifted and Talented students.

Interestingly, Comanche Middle School and Dodge City Middle School, which are located just 0.5 miles apart, have very similar demographic and academic profiles. Both schools rank in the bottom third of Kansas middle schools and have low proficiency rates in core subjects. Despite spending more per student than the district average, Comanche Middle School's academic outcomes remain significantly below state and district averages, suggesting that factors beyond just funding may be contributing to the school's underperformance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1601 First Ave.
       Dodge City, KS  67801


(620) 371-1100

District: Dodge City

SchoolDigger Rank:
300th of 362 Kansas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,940 Help


Students who attend Comanche Middle School usually attend:

High:    Dodge City High School

Feeder schools for Comanche Middle School:

Elementary:    Beeson Elementary
    Central Elementary
    Linn Elementary
    Miller Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  17.4 Help
Number of students:  795

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
76.2%
White:
19.1%
Two or more races:
2.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80% Help


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Compare Details Comanche Middle School ranks worse than 82.9% of middle schools in Kansas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (76.2%), White (19.1%), two or more races (2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Comanche Middle School is 17.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Comanche Middle School is $10,940.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Comanche Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Comanche Middle School 300th of 362 Kansas public middle schools. (See Comanche Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Dodge City:

SchoolDigger ranks Dodge City 260th of 269 Kansas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Comanche Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 5.11 341st 355 3.9%
2015 23.69 310th 368 15.8%
2016 20.86 298th 343 13.1%
2017 17.61 323rd 358 9.8%
2018 20.34 298th 350 14.9%
2019 22.26 310th 368 15.8%
2021 20.16 315th 367 14.2%
2022 21.25 319th 368 13.3%
2023 22.87 300th 362 17.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.75 10th 60 83.3%
2019 56.01 11th 58 81.0%
2021 53.73 8th 56 85.7%
2022 57.17 10th 60 83.3%
2023 44.65 24th 62 61.3%
See the entire list of Best Kansas Middle Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.49 104th 132 21.2%
2019 37.41 102nd 157 35.0%
2021 28.72 128th 160 20.0%
2022 23.85 149th 171 12.9%
2023 21.28 158th 178 11.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.39 194th 255 23.9%
2019 35.09 187th 270 30.7%
2021 28.62 217th 275 21.1%
2022 32.51 202nd 270 25.2%
2023 33.65 220th 300 26.7%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 26.94 1st 1 0.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.87 227th 275 17.5%
2019 19.97 248th 294 15.6%
2021 22.02 260th 313 16.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.49 104th 132 21.2%
2019 37.41 102nd 157 35.0%
2021 28.72 128th 160 20.0%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 2.35 41st 42 2.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.22 242nd 280 13.6%
2019 25.74 239th 301 20.6%
2021 21.34 265th 308 14.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.11 77th 114 32.5%
2019 33.83 88th 128 31.3%
2021 33.89 89th 135 34.1%
2022 35.02 84th 138 39.1%
2023 35.44 88th 140 37.1%
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Rank History for White students at Comanche Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools KS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.04 165th 333 50.5%
2019 58.35 108th 344 68.6%
2021 53.99 128th 349 63.3%
2022 36.99 228th 349 34.7%
2023 42.10 188th 349 46.1%
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Data source: test scores: Kansas State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Comanche Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 250 20 18 337 9 n/a n/a 0 634
2003 250 20 18 337 9 n/a n/a 0 634
2004 176 23 17 357 8 n/a n/a 0 581
2005 145 22 14 414 3 n/a n/a 8 606
2006 141 19 8 414 4 n/a n/a 13 599
2007 126 10 8 446 3 n/a n/a 0 593
2008 105 21 6 405 1 n/a n/a 3 541
2009 112 21 7 410 5 n/a n/a 1 556
2010 99 15 9 488 5 0 3 0 619
2011 60 7 8 569 6 0 8 0 658
2012 92 6 9 519 5 0 7 0 638
2013 120 8 13 535 6 0 10 0 692
2014 126 6 11 524 7 0 11 0 685
2015 134 7 9 541 5 0 9 0 705
2016 137 10 9 551 5 0 9 0 721
2017 129 15 9 565 1 0 9 0 728
2018 127 19 5 584 1 0 7 0 743
2019 123 21 10 572 1 0 14 0 741
2020 141 16 11 591 1 0 14 0 774
2021 139 14 10 598 3 0 14 0 778
2022 146 18 5 588 1 0 20 0 778
2023 152 12 6 606 3 0 16 0 795

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 Comanche Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 634 42.7 14.8 66.2
2003 634 42.7 14.8 66.2
2004 581 39.8 14.6 72.8
2005 606 42.0 14.4 78.6
2006 599 39.8 15.1 76.3
2007 593 47.1 12.6 75.5
2008 541 33.8 16.0 79.9
2009 556 35.3 15.8 81.8
2010 619 42.1 14.7 83.5
2011 658 44.5 14.7 87.7
2012 638 45.0 14.1 85.9
2013 692 57.0 12.1 82.1
2014 685 59.5 11.5 82
2015 705 58.0 12.1 80.6
2016 721 58.0 12.4 79.8
2017 728 54.5 13.3 79.3
2018 743 58.7 12.6 79.8
2019 741 61.5 12.0 78.1
2020 774 53.0 14.5 79.3
2021 778 56.5 13.7 78.4
2022 778 50.0 15.5 82.6
2023 795 45.5 17.4 80

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 Comanche Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 634 42.7 14.8 66.2
2003 634 42.7 14.8 66.2
2004 581 39.8 14.6 72.8
2005 606 42.0 14.4 78.6
2006 599 39.8 15.1 76.3
2007 593 47.1 12.6 75.5
2008 541 33.8 16.0 79.9
2009 556 35.3 15.8 81.8
2010 619 42.1 14.7 83.5
2011 658 44.5 14.7 87.7
2012 638 45.0 14.1 85.9
2013 692 57.0 12.1 82.1
2014 685 59.5 11.5 82
2015 705 58.0 12.1 80.6
2016 721 58.0 12.4 79.8
2017 728 54.5 13.3 79.3
2018 743 58.7 12.6 79.8
2019 741 61.5 12.0 78.1
2020 774 53.0 14.5 79.3
2021 778 56.5 13.7 78.4
2022 778 50.0 15.5 82.6
2023 795 45.5 17.4 80

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 Comanche Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,280 (11.7%) $9,660 (88.3%) $10,940

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Comanche Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 310th of 368 Middle schoolsRanks 300th of 362 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Comanche Middle School)2118.7
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Dodge City)17.616.8
 0.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)38.433.7
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Comanche Middle School)24.619.5
 5.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Dodge City)19.917.4
 2.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)31.929.9
 2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Comanche Middle School)16.622.9
 6.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Dodge City)16.117.2
 1.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)31.831.7
 0%
7th Grade Mathematics (Comanche Middle School)11.216.8
 5.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Dodge City)13.116.9
 3.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)27.927.5
 0.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Comanche Middle School)18.910.1
 8.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Dodge City)16.19.6
 6.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Kansas)25.220.8
 4.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Comanche Middle School)17.214.6
 2.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Dodge City)17.315
 2.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Kansas)25.922.8
 3.1%
8th Grade Science (Comanche Middle School)1913.1
 5.9%
   8th Grade Science (Dodge City)14.711.8
 2.9%
   8th Grade Science (Kansas)30.722.7
 8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students741795
 7.3%
African American2112
 42.9%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian106
 40%
Hispanic572606
 5.9%
Pacific Islander00
White123152
 23.6%
Two or More Races1416
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.1%80%
 1.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Comanche Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 795 students attended Comanche Middle School.

Comanche Middle School ranks in the bottom 17.1% of Kansas middle schools.

Students at Comanche Middle School are 76% Hispanic, 19% White, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Comanche Middle School usually go on to attend Dodge City 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 Kansas State Department of Education.

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