Central Middle School

Summary:

Central Middle School is a public middle school located in Lawton, Oklahoma, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 994 students. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that includes White, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students.

While Central Middle School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio and higher spending per student compared to nearby schools, the school has consistently underperformed academically. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science were significantly lower than the state and Lawton district averages. This is likely due to the high percentage of students from low-income families, with 72.03% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. However, the school has shown some strengths in specific student subgroups, ranking highly in the state for its performance with African American, Hispanic, and multi-racial students in the 2020-2021 school year.

Compared to nearby middle schools like MacArthur Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School, which have similar demographic and performance characteristics, Central Middle School's overall performance is generally lower. The school's statewide ranking has also steadily declined over the years, from a high of 4 stars out of 5 in the 2009-2010 school year to only 0 stars out of 5 in the 2022-2023 school year, suggesting that the school's performance has been deteriorating over time.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1201 Northwest Fort Sill Boule
       Lawton, OK  73507-3507


(580) 355-8544

District: Lawton

SchoolDigger Rank:
142nd of 149 Oklahoma Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,991 Help


Students who attend Central Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lawton High School

Feeder schools for Central Middle School:

Elementary:    Cleveland Elementary School
    Freedom Elementary School
    Lincoln Elementary School
    Pat Henry Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  994

Racial breakdown:

White:
32.7%
Hispanic:
29.7%
African American:
15.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Central Middle School ranks worse than 95.3% of middle schools in Oklahoma. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Lawton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Central Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (32.7%), Hispanic (29.7%), African American (15.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lawton School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Middle School is 16.5, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Lawton School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Middle School is $12,991, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Lawton School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Central Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Central Middle School 142nd of 149 Oklahoma public middle schools. (See Central Middle School in the ranking list.)

Lawton:

SchoolDigger ranks Lawton 235th of 295 Oklahoma school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 57.56 224th 521 57.0%
2010 65.28 157th 539 70.9%
2011 59.38 223rd 542 58.9%
2015 34.43 223rd 297 24.9%
2016 33.63 251st 332 24.4%
2017 21.51 204th 238 14.3%
2018 33.19 174th 233 25.3%
2019 41.57 136th 228 40.4%
2021 42.75 225th 407 44.7%
2022 19.11 146th 171 14.6%
2023 12.00 142nd 149 4.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 70.13 15th 80 81.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.96 135th 278 51.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.92 22nd 34 35.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.18 5th 31 83.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.68 21st 102 79.4%
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Rank History for White students at Central Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OK State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.45 132nd 257 48.6%
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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.

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

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Enrollment information for Central Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 397 315 12 114 83 n/a n/a 0 921
2008 353 293 8 96 75 n/a n/a 0 825
2009 363 265 21 91 78 n/a n/a 0 818
2010 355 276 15 99 68 n/a n/a 0 813
2011 324 222 13 112 62 0 24 0 757
2012 305 208 15 129 70 1 22 0 750
2013 310 234 16 158 68 7 38 0 831
2014 337 250 18 152 53 7 44 0 861
2015 316 254 15 146 57 7 44 0 839
2016 280 207 11 134 50 4 50 0 736
2017 275 175 9 166 57 5 58 0 745
2018 281 160 7 165 55 12 77 0 757
2019 274 133 6 153 43 11 84 0 704
2020 250 158 8 160 31 10 89 0 706
2021 206 130 7 166 29 7 81 0 626
2022 288 188 14 258 44 15 121 0 928
2023 325 156 6 295 55 12 145 0 994

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 Central Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 921 96.2 9.6 66.4
2008 825 99.0 8.3 68.5
2009 818 91.6 8.9 73.5
2010 813 73.0 11.1 66.5
2011 757 73.7 10.2 70.4
2012 750 74.9 10.0 70.3
2013 831 73.6 11.2 69.7
2014 861 74.2 11.6 72.9
2015 839 65.0 12.9 76.4
2016 736 66.0 11.1 78.1
2017 745 65.8 11.3 72.3
2018 757 63.1 11.9 73.1
2019 704 64.3 10.9 72.9
2020 706 58.4 12.0 72.5
2021 626 59.9 10.4 59.1
2022 928 68.7 13.4 64.5
2023 994 60.0 16.5 72

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 Central Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 921 96.2 9.6 66.4
2008 825 99.0 8.3 68.5
2009 818 91.6 8.9 73.5
2010 813 73.0 11.1 66.5
2011 757 73.7 10.2 70.4
2012 750 74.9 10.0 70.3
2013 831 73.6 11.2 69.7
2014 861 74.2 11.6 72.9
2015 839 65.0 12.9 76.4
2016 736 66.0 11.1 78.1
2017 745 65.8 11.3 72.3
2018 757 63.1 11.9 73.1
2019 704 64.3 10.9 72.9
2020 706 58.4 12.0 72.5
2021 626 59.9 10.4 59.1
2022 928 68.7 13.4 64.5
2023 994 60.0 16.5 72

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 Central Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,111 (16.3%) $10,879 (83.7%) $12,990

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central 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 136th of 228 Middle schoolsRanks 142nd of 149 Middle schools
 35.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts I (Central Middle School)3615
 21%
   6th Grade English Language Arts I (Lawton)3718
 19%
   6th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)3626
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts I (Central Middle School)3620
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts I (Lawton)3418
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)2921
 8%
7th Grade Mathematics (Central Middle School)4012
 28%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lawton)3416
 18%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)3324
 9%
8th Grade English Language Arts I (Central Middle School)3523
 12%
   8th Grade English Language Arts I (Lawton)3527
 8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts I (Oklahoma)3125
 6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Central Middle School)2511
 14%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lawton)2811
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oklahoma)2315
 8%
8th Grade Science (Central Middle School)3825
 13%
   8th Grade Science (Lawton)3628
 8%
   8th Grade Science (Oklahoma)4035
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students704994
 41.2%
African American133156
 17.3%
American Indian4355
 27.9%
Asian66
Hispanic153295
 92.8%
Pacific Islander1112
 9.1%
White274325
 18.6%
Two or More Races84145
 72.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.9%72%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Middle School

Students at Central Middle School are 33% White, 30% Hispanic, 16% African American, 15% Two or more races, 6% American Indian, 1% Pacific Islander.

Students who attend Central Middle School usually go on to attend Lawton High School

Central Middle School ranks in the bottom 4.7% of Oklahoma middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 994 students attended Central Middle 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 Oklahoma State Department of Education.

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