Van Wert Middle School

Summary:

Van Wert Middle School is a public middle school serving 396 students in grades 6-8 in Van Wert, Ohio, which is part of the Van Wert City School District. While the school has some strengths, such as its low student-teacher ratio and exceptional performance in serving gifted and talented students, it faces several challenges, including declining overall performance, high chronic absenteeism, and lower test scores compared to the state and nearby schools.

Van Wert Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of white students (84.85%) compared to the nearby Spencerville Local, Delphos City, Parkway Local, and Crestview Local school districts, which range from 87.7% to 95.9% white students. The school has also seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.5% in 2019-2020 to 21.9% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the nearby schools, ranging from 7.5% to 17.4%.

While Van Wert Middle School has performed exceptionally well in serving its gifted and talented student population, ranking 7th out of 241 Ohio middle schools in 2021-2022, its overall test scores are generally lower than the state and nearby school averages, particularly in mathematics. For example, in 8th grade math, Van Wert Middle School had only 31.6% proficient or better, compared to the state average of 46.4%. The school's performance, as measured by its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger star rating, has declined over the past several years, dropping from a 4-star rating in 2013-2014 to a 2-star rating in recent years.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 10694 State Route 118
       Van Wert, OH  45891-9243


(419) 238-0727

District: Van Wert City

SchoolDigger Rank:
540th of 1,048 Ohio Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,367 Help


Students who attend Van Wert Middle School usually attend:

High:    Van Wert High School

Feeder schools for Van Wert Middle School:

Elementary:    Van Wert Early Childhood Center
    Van Wert Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.8%
Hispanic:
8.1%
Two or more races:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Van Wert Middle School ranks worse than 51.5% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.18. (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 (84.8%), Hispanic (8.1%), two or more races (4.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Van Wert Middle School is 12.6. (See more...)
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Compare Van Wert Middle School employs 31.3 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Van Wert Middle School is $11,367.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Van Wert Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Van Wert Middle School 540th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Van Wert Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Van Wert City:

SchoolDigger ranks Van Wert City 473rd of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Van Wert Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 59.16 328th 692 52.6%
2006 61.01 349th 732 52.3%
2007 61.59 406th 837 51.5%
2008 61.65 406th 835 51.4%
2009 65.43 372nd 858 56.6%
2010 71.08 309th 895 65.5%
2011 74.45 238th 925 74.3%
2012 74.03 267th 989 73.0%
2013 70.10 363rd 1001 63.7%
2014 74.47 257th 1008 74.5%
2015 60.28 482nd 1035 53.4%
2016 58.83 503rd 1050 52.1%
2017 58.54 522nd 1038 49.7%
2018 62.91 424th 1010 58.0%
2019 62.26 449th 1050 57.2%
2021 43.52 620th 1037 40.2%
2022 44.77 602nd 1017 40.8%
2023 54.18 540th 1048 48.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.92 79th 205 61.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.06 278th 590 52.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.67 425th 924 54.0%
2019 57.93 431st 945 54.4%
2021 35.41 614th 923 33.5%
2022 39.00 610th 947 35.6%
2023 46.06 546th 974 43.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.80 368th 897 59.0%
2019 62.37 415th 917 54.7%
2021 46.35 537th 910 41.0%
2022 52.23 481st 925 48.0%
2023 55.18 461st 943 51.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.29 199th 643 69.1%
2019 69.93 103rd 658 84.3%
2021 34.69 371st 576 35.6%
2022 46.55 246th 565 56.5%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.97 294th 521 43.6%
2021 67.86 71st 274 74.1%
2022 76.66 7th 241 97.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.79 430th 916 53.1%
2019 58.91 427th 933 54.2%
2021 42.45 556th 924 39.8%
2022 43.08 560th 946 40.8%
2023 46.68 555th 963 42.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.29 113th 222 49.1%
2021 61.79 77th 228 66.2%
2023 38.54 157th 249 36.9%
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Rank History for White students at Van Wert Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.59 420th 781 46.2%
2019 48.66 452nd 796 43.2%
2021 30.58 580th 781 25.7%
2022 34.09 573rd 809 29.2%
2023 37.98 553rd 805 31.3%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio 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.

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Enrollment information for Van Wert Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 331 10 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 346
1989 361 7 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 378
1990 389 7 4 14 1 n/a n/a 0 415
1991 404 11 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1992 393 7 2 12 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1993 406 3 2 11 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1994 409 4 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1995 396 6 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 408
1996 396 6 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 408
1997 376 8 1 10 1 n/a n/a 0 396
1998 379 10 2 11 1 n/a n/a 0 403
1999 386 11 2 10 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2000 337 7 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 354
2001 330 5 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 346
2002 334 3 5 11 0 n/a n/a 1 354
2003 334 3 5 11 0 n/a n/a 1 354
2004 343 6 3 11 0 n/a n/a 9 372
2005 329 3 3 8 1 n/a n/a 13 357
2006 335 6 4 8 1 n/a n/a 10 364
2007 469 10 4 14 0 n/a n/a 22 519
2008 438 8 1 14 0 n/a n/a 21 482
2009 439 12 2 12 1 n/a n/a 19 485
2010 413 10 3 10 1 n/a n/a 12 449
2011 393 6 3 12 2 0 15 0 431
2012 416 3 2 18 1 0 15 0 455
2013 416 2 1 24 1 0 17 0 461
2014 418 2 4 18 0 0 18 0 460
2015 422 3 4 15 0 0 17 0 461
2016 401 2 4 13 0 0 17 0 437
2017 386 5 3 12 1 0 23 0 430
2018 398 7 1 31 1 0 29 0 467
2019 405 9 1 37 1 0 19 0 472
2020 439 6 1 42 0 0 16 0 504
2021 424 6 1 36 0 2 14 0 483
2022 392 4 0 30 0 2 20 0 448
2023 336 8 0 32 0 1 19 0 396

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 Van Wert Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 346 23.0 15.0 0
1989 378 23.0 16.4 n/a
1990 415 24.0 17.2 n/a
1991 425 24.0 17.7 n/a
1992 414 23.5 17.6 n/a
1993 422 23.2 18.2 0
1994 422 23.2 18.2 0
1995 408 23.2 17.6 0
1996 408 23.2 17.6 0
1997 396 24.2 16.4 0
1998 403 24.2 16.7 0
1999 409 24.2 16.9 0
2000 354 23.6 15.0 n/a
2001 346 23.9 14.5 n/a
2002 354 23.5 15.1 n/a
2003 354 23.5 15.1 n/a
2004 372 24.1 15.4 n/a
2005 357 23.2 15.4 0
2006 364 23.2 15.7 0
2007 519 31.2 16.6 0
2008 482 31.0 15.5 n/a
2009 485 31.3 15.5 0
2010 449 32.2 13.9 0
2011 431 32.2 13.3 0
2012 455 33.8 13.4 0
2013 461 33.8 13.6 0
2014 460 31.8 14.4 0
2015 461 n/a n/a 0
2016 437 29.0 15.0 0
2017 430 29.2 14.6 n/a
2018 467 26.8 17.3 n/a
2019 472 30.8 15.2 n/a
2020 504 31.8 15.8 n/a
2021 483 31.8 15.1 n/a
2022 448 31.3 14.2 n/a
2023 396 31.3 12.6 n/a

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 Van Wert Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 346 23.0 15.0 0
1989 378 23.0 16.4 n/a
1990 415 24.0 17.2 n/a
1991 425 24.0 17.7 n/a
1992 414 23.5 17.6 n/a
1993 422 23.2 18.2 0
1994 422 23.2 18.2 0
1995 408 23.2 17.6 0
1996 408 23.2 17.6 0
1997 396 24.2 16.4 0
1998 403 24.2 16.7 0
1999 409 24.2 16.9 0
2000 354 23.6 15.0 n/a
2001 346 23.9 14.5 n/a
2002 354 23.5 15.1 n/a
2003 354 23.5 15.1 n/a
2004 372 24.1 15.4 n/a
2005 357 23.2 15.4 0
2006 364 23.2 15.7 0
2007 519 31.2 16.6 0
2008 482 31.0 15.5 n/a
2009 485 31.3 15.5 0
2010 449 32.2 13.9 0
2011 431 32.2 13.3 0
2012 455 33.8 13.4 0
2013 461 33.8 13.6 0
2014 460 31.8 14.4 0
2015 461 n/a n/a 0
2016 437 29.0 15.0 0
2017 430 29.2 14.6 n/a
2018 467 26.8 17.3 n/a
2019 472 30.8 15.2 n/a
2020 504 31.8 15.8 n/a
2021 483 31.8 15.1 n/a
2022 448 31.3 14.2 n/a
2023 396 31.3 12.6 n/a

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 Van Wert Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,629
2022 $9,582
2023 $11,367

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Van Wert 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 449th of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 540th of 1048 Middle schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Van Wert Middle School)60.849.6
 11.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Van Wert City)60.849.6
 11.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Van Wert Middle School)5057.4
 7.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Van Wert City)5057.4
 7.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Van Wert Middle School)61.741.9
 19.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Van Wert City)61.741.9
 19.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Van Wert Middle School)69.857.3
 12.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Van Wert City)69.857.3
 12.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Van Wert Middle School)78.976
 2.9%
   8th Grade Science (Van Wert City)78.976
 2.9%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Van Wert Middle School)60.557.3
 3.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Van Wert City)60.557.3
 3.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Van Wert Middle School)44.977
 32.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Van Wert City)4563
 18%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students472396
 16.1%
African American98
 11.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic3732
 13.5%
Pacific Islander01
White405336
 17%
Two or More Races1919


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In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended Van Wert Middle School.

Van Wert Middle School ranks 540th of 1048 Ohio middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Van Wert Middle School usually go on to attend Van Wert High School

Students at Van Wert Middle School are 85% White, 8% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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