Dewitt Waller Middle School

Summary:

Dewitt Waller Middle School is a public middle school in Enid, Oklahoma, serving 735 students in grades 6-8 as part of the Enid School District, which is ranked 184 out of 295 districts in the state.

Dewitt Waller Middle School stands out for its diverse student population, with a higher percentage of minority students compared to nearby Longfellow Middle School and Emerson Middle School. The school has consistently outperformed the Enid and Oklahoma state averages on OSTP assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. However, the school's racial diversity has declined in recent years, and its statewide ranking has fluctuated, suggesting that factors beyond just academic achievement may influence its performance.

While Dewitt Waller Middle School outperforms the district and state, it lags behind the high-performing Chisholm Middle School, which is ranked 6th out of 149 Oklahoma middle schools and has significantly higher proficiency rates. Additionally, the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with Hispanic and low-income students performing below their White and more affluent peers. These insights suggest that Dewitt Waller Middle School has room for improvement and could benefit from targeted interventions to support the academic success of all its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 2604 West Randolph Avenue
       Enid, OK  73703-3703


(580) 366-7900

District: Enid

SchoolDigger Rank:
96th of 149 Oklahoma Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,257 Help


Students who attend Dewitt Waller Middle School usually attend:

High:    Enid High School

Feeder schools for Dewitt Waller Middle School:

Elementary:    Glenwood Elementary School
    Hayes Elementary School
    Hoover Elementary School
    McKinley Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.1 Help
Number of students:  735

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.5%
Hispanic:
21.5%
Two or more races:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dewitt Waller Middle School ranks worse than 64.4% of middle schools in Oklahoma. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Dewitt Waller Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Enid School District. Student population at Dewitt Waller Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.5%), Hispanic (21.5%), two or more races (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Enid School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dewitt Waller Middle School is 19.1, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Enid School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dewitt Waller Middle School is $7,257, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Enid School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Dewitt Waller Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Dewitt Waller Middle School 96th of 149 Oklahoma public middle schools. (See Dewitt Waller Middle School in the ranking list.)

Enid:

SchoolDigger ranks Enid 184th of 295 Oklahoma school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dewitt Waller Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Dewitt Waller Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 55.19 255th 539 52.7%
2011 51.21 304th 542 43.9%
2015 39.43 200th 297 32.7%
2016 60.03 108th 332 67.5%
2017 58.95 80th 238 66.4%
2018 54.95 97th 233 58.4%
2019 51.06 102nd 228 55.3%
2021 53.39 149th 407 63.4%
2022 32.92 112th 171 34.5%
2023 34.08 96th 149 35.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Dewitt Waller Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 56.36 28th 80 65.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dewitt Waller Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.70 124th 278 55.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Dewitt Waller Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.01 15th 34 55.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dewitt Waller Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 48.08 54th 102 47.1%
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Rank History for White students at Dewitt Waller Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 52.58 103rd 257 59.9%
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Data source: test scores: Oklahoma 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.

Dewitt Waller Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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by a student
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open Quote I loved going to Waller. It made my 6th grade year great. I made many friends and I miss them so much. Waller has tons of teachers who really want me to learn and that is what I miss a lot. They really allow the students to be a part of the school. Close Quote


Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Open Quote This school has done wonders for my son from the time he started 6th grade.He is handicapped and had to go threw a major surgery this year (which he is now in 7th grade) and has missed quit a bit of school due to all this but they gave him work to keep him caught up and informed about what they were doing in his classes. Everyone has been so understanding threw this hectic prosses and everything we have been threw. As a parent all you want is the very best for your child and I believe with the guidance we had during the transition to middle school, we couldn't have made a better decision than putting him in such a wonderful school as this one. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a great middle school to put they're child in. I can't say enough about how well the staff is at this school. I mean this sincerely, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dewitt Waller Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 491 19 69 2 7 n/a n/a 0 588
1989 488 20 10 4 7 n/a n/a 0 529
1990 546 27 11 3 9 n/a n/a 0 596
1991 550 34 14 5 8 n/a n/a 0 611
1992 573 28 16 0 7 n/a n/a 0 624
1993 556 25 14 2 11 n/a n/a 0 608
1994 618 26 18 5 25 n/a n/a 0 692
1995 611 27 18 8 57 n/a n/a 0 721
1996 611 27 18 8 57 n/a n/a 0 721
1997 547 31 19 8 59 n/a n/a 0 664
1998 511 29 15 10 57 n/a n/a 0 622
1999 496 21 11 15 40 n/a n/a 0 583
2000 497 21 20 14 33 n/a n/a 0 585
2001 479 16 23 10 32 n/a n/a 0 560
2002 470 20 18 19 42 n/a n/a 0 569
2003 470 20 18 19 42 n/a n/a 0 569
2004 444 20 17 18 42 n/a n/a 0 541
2005 474 20 12 21 34 n/a n/a 0 561
2006 495 15 8 24 33 n/a n/a 0 575
2007 465 19 9 31 32 n/a n/a 0 556
2008 469 21 9 29 24 n/a n/a 0 552
2009 429 27 27 46 30 n/a n/a 0 559
2011 418 46 18 42 30 22 0 0 576
2012 421 43 14 54 31 15 1 0 579
2013 393 35 14 61 21 11 42 0 577
2014 417 31 14 63 12 10 65 0 612
2015 441 28 13 77 16 14 68 0 657
2016 470 29 20 88 18 26 67 0 718
2017 474 28 18 100 21 28 66 0 735
2018 476 29 14 103 18 32 78 0 750
2019 503 32 9 118 16 42 63 0 783
2020 499 23 12 123 15 44 61 0 777
2021 456 20 7 131 14 42 52 0 722
2022 439 24 13 133 18 39 57 0 723
2023 408 16 7 158 14 44 88 0 735

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 Dewitt Waller Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 588 40.3 14.5 n/a
1989 529 41.5 12.7 n/a
1990 596 42.0 14.1 n/a
1991 611 39.8 15.3 n/a
1992 624 42.2 14.7 14.3
1993 608 42.2 14.4 15
1994 692 42.9 16.1 14.7
1995 721 44.3 16.3 15
1996 721 44.3 16.3 15
1997 664 45.0 14.8 17.3
1998 622 42.8 14.5 18.5
1999 583 45.6 12.8 26.4
2000 585 47.0 12.4 25.3
2001 560 47.0 11.9 27.1
2002 569 38.5 14.8 27.9
2003 569 38.5 14.8 27.9
2004 541 37.0 14.6 29.6
2005 561 43.7 12.8 31.2
2006 575 47.1 12.2 31.1
2007 556 46.3 12.0 36.2
2008 552 40.6 13.6 36.8
2009 559 41.2 13.6 37.2
2011 576 38.1 15.1 57.8
2012 579 35.5 16.3 54.7
2013 577 38.4 15.0 62
2014 612 38.5 15.8 58.7
2015 657 42.0 15.6 52.4
2016 718 38.0 18.8 54.3
2017 735 36.8 19.9 63.8
2018 750 35.1 21.3 55.3
2019 783 40.4 19.3 55.7
2020 777 40.4 19.2 56.6
2021 722 41.2 17.4 57.2
2022 723 40.9 17.6 51.5
2023 735 38.4 19.1 58.8

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 Dewitt Waller Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 588 40.3 14.5 n/a
1989 529 41.5 12.7 n/a
1990 596 42.0 14.1 n/a
1991 611 39.8 15.3 n/a
1992 624 42.2 14.7 14.3
1993 608 42.2 14.4 15
1994 692 42.9 16.1 14.7
1995 721 44.3 16.3 15
1996 721 44.3 16.3 15
1997 664 45.0 14.8 17.3
1998 622 42.8 14.5 18.5
1999 583 45.6 12.8 26.4
2000 585 47.0 12.4 25.3
2001 560 47.0 11.9 27.1
2002 569 38.5 14.8 27.9
2003 569 38.5 14.8 27.9
2004 541 37.0 14.6 29.6
2005 561 43.7 12.8 31.2
2006 575 47.1 12.2 31.1
2007 556 46.3 12.0 36.2
2008 552 40.6 13.6 36.8
2009 559 41.2 13.6 37.2
2011 576 38.1 15.1 57.8
2012 579 35.5 16.3 54.7
2013 577 38.4 15.0 62
2014 612 38.5 15.8 58.7
2015 657 42.0 15.6 52.4
2016 718 38.0 18.8 54.3
2017 735 36.8 19.9 63.8
2018 750 35.1 21.3 55.3
2019 783 40.4 19.3 55.7
2020 777 40.4 19.2 56.6
2021 722 41.2 17.4 57.2
2022 723 40.9 17.6 51.5
2023 735 38.4 19.1 58.8

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 Dewitt Waller Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $728 (10.0%) $6,529 (90.0%) $7,257

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dewitt Waller Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 102nd of 228 Middle schoolsRanks 96th of 149 Middle schools
 19.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts I (Dewitt Waller Middle School)4227
 15%
   6th Grade English Language Arts I (Enid)3121
 10%
   6th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)3626
 10%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dewitt Waller Middle School)3125
 6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Enid)2020
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)3123
 8%
7th Grade English Language Arts I (Dewitt Waller Middle School)3227
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts I (Enid)2319
 4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)2921
 8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dewitt Waller Middle School)3634
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Enid)2926
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)3324
 9%
8th Grade English Language Arts I (Dewitt Waller Middle School)3520
 15%
   8th Grade English Language Arts I (Enid)2616
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)3120
 11%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dewitt Waller Middle School)3317
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Enid)1914
 5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)2315
 8%
8th Grade Science (Dewitt Waller Middle School)5440
 14%
   8th Grade Science (Enid)4136
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Oklahoma)4035
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students783735
 6.1%
African American3216
 50%
American Indian1614
 12.5%
Asian97
 22.2%
Hispanic118158
 33.9%
Pacific Islander4244
 4.8%
White503408
 18.9%
Two or More Races6388
 39.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.7%58.8%
 3.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dewitt Waller Middle School

Students at Dewitt Waller Middle School are 56% White, 21% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 6% Pacific Islander, 2% African American, 2% American Indian.

Students who attend Dewitt Waller Middle School usually go on to attend Enid High School

Dewitt Waller Middle School ranks 96th of 149 Oklahoma middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 735 students attended Dewitt Waller Middle School.


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