Dimmitt Middle School

Summary:

Dimmitt Middle School is a public middle school in Seattle, Washington, serving 664 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Renton School District, which is ranked 139 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dimmitt Middle School consistently underperforms compared to the district and state in academic achievement. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 28.62% of Dimmitt students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 45.69% in the Renton School District and 52.86% statewide. In math, only 16.92% of Dimmitt students were proficient or better, compared to 36.99% in the district and 41.04% statewide. The school's diverse student population, with higher percentages of African American, Hispanic, and Asian students than the state average, also struggles with significant achievement gaps. Additionally, 71.69% of Dimmitt students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

When compared to nearby middle schools, Dimmitt Middle School consistently underperforms. For example, Vera Risdon Middle School, which is also part of the Renton School District, has significantly higher test scores and a higher school ranking. Dimmitt Middle School has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Washington middle schools, with a ranking of 490 out of 539 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 12320 80th Ave S
       Seattle, WA  98178-4413


(425) 204-2800

District: Renton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
490th of 539 Washington Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,656 Help


Students who attend Dimmitt Middle School usually attend:

High:    Renton Senior High School

Feeder schools for Dimmitt Middle School:

Elementary:    Bryn Mawr Elementary School
    Campbell Hill Elementary School
    Lakeridge Elementary School
    Talbot Hill Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  664

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
27.9%
Asian:
26.1%
African American:
25.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71.7% Help


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Compare Details Dimmitt Middle School ranks worse than 90.9% of middle schools in Washington. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.18. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Dimmitt Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Renton School District. Student population at Dimmitt Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (27.9%), Asian (26.1%), African American (25.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dimmitt Middle School is 17.9, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Renton School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dimmitt Middle School is $18,656, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Renton School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dimmitt Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dimmitt Middle School 490th of 539 Washington public middle schools. (See Dimmitt Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Renton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Renton School District 139th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Dimmitt Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.81 364th 421 13.5%
2005 19.02 366th 425 13.9%
2006 12.03 413th 449 8.0%
2007 10.82 440th 463 5.0%
2008 13.26 427th 466 8.4%
2009 15.59 427th 476 10.3%
2010 29.97 367th 483 24.0%
2011 36.52 340th 492 30.9%
2012 37.32 336th 497 32.4%
2013 30.94 371st 498 25.5%
2015 34.82 291st 445 34.6%
2016 34.25 295th 443 33.4%
2017 28.65 318th 435 26.9%
2018 27.40 325th 437 25.6%
2019 19.63 432nd 512 15.6%
2021 17.13 451st 529 14.7%
2022 16.62 469th 541 13.3%
2023 12.18 490th 539 9.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.33 131st 166 21.1%
2019 11.17 236th 246 4.1%
2021 23.98 200th 250 20.0%
2022 15.87 235th 257 8.6%
2023 16.79 213th 244 12.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.15 70th 135 48.1%
2019 29.26 70th 100 30.0%
2022 32.90 39th 63 38.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.88 265th 349 24.1%
2019 23.18 372nd 448 17.0%
2021 21.51 395th 458 13.8%
2022 19.66 423rd 475 10.9%
2023 10.74 447th 463 3.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.52 291st 376 22.6%
2019 20.84 377th 452 16.6%
2021 15.86 414th 469 11.7%
2022 15.54 420th 479 12.3%
2023 12.77 414th 464 10.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.93 294th 371 20.8%
2019 17.96 395th 453 12.8%
2021 19.00 395th 476 17.0%
2022 17.03 408th 480 15.0%
2023 11.60 432nd 470 8.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.32 88th 123 28.5%
2019 35.33 108th 152 28.9%
2021 18.88 125th 149 16.1%
2022 18.94 140th 161 13.0%
2023 12.41 132nd 145 9.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.67 46th 66 30.3%
2019 18.95 100th 111 9.9%
2021 14.42 103rd 106 2.8%
2022 13.63 102nd 104 1.9%
2023 7.14 96th 96 0.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.10 223rd 344 35.2%
2021 22.83 289th 353 18.1%
2022 15.23 327th 360 9.2%
2023 12.38 320th 336 4.8%
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Rank History for White students at Dimmitt Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.10 224th 325 31.1%
2019 37.29 319th 470 32.1%
2021 35.65 308th 480 35.8%
2022 42.21 279th 488 42.8%
2023 20.38 407th 488 16.6%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, 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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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Dimmitt Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 302 340 187 46 20 n/a n/a 0 895
1999 322 362 202 48 23 n/a n/a 0 957
2000 276 375 218 73 14 n/a n/a 0 956
2001 248 337 209 67 21 n/a n/a 0 882
2002 234 329 240 96 21 n/a n/a 0 920
2003 234 329 240 96 21 n/a n/a 0 920
2004 228 329 241 94 14 n/a n/a 0 906
2005 182 318 243 118 14 n/a n/a 0 875
2006 158 284 238 134 14 n/a n/a 0 828
2007 150 314 242 143 23 n/a n/a 0 872
2008 140 312 233 161 14 n/a n/a 0 860
2009 107 314 236 165 13 n/a n/a 0 835
2010 109 342 246 181 10 n/a n/a 0 888
2011 120 331 253 187 11 3 18 0 923
2012 117 337 255 193 13 12 37 0 964
2013 127 328 253 203 14 14 58 0 997
2014 136 304 268 184 7 12 59 0 970
2015 124 266 274 201 7 17 59 0 948
2016 106 250 259 246 5 17 61 0 944
2017 102 239 236 267 1 16 78 0 939
2018 59 220 162 124 4 10 66 0 645
2019 47 213 170 140 7 16 57 0 650
2020 50 170 182 167 6 14 47 0 636
2021 62 207 182 174 9 18 63 1 716
2022 67 175 159 171 5 11 59 0 647
2023 65 170 173 185 3 14 54 0 664

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 Dimmitt Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 895 40.0 22.4 n/a
1999 957 43.3 22.1 n/a
2000 956 42.3 22.6 n/a
2001 882 45.1 19.6 n/a
2002 920 41.9 22.0 56.5
2003 920 41.9 22.0 56.5
2004 906 48.0 18.9 58.1
2005 875 48.4 18.1 65.1
2006 828 46.6 17.8 65.8
2007 872 48.9 17.8 63.8
2008 860 47.8 18.0 65.5
2009 835 47.8 17.5 67.4
2010 888 42.2 21.0 76.8
2011 923 45.3 20.3 72
2012 964 47.2 20.4 75
2013 997 49.7 20.0 75
2014 970 n/a n/a 71.4
2015 948 48.0 19.7 71.1
2016 944 45.0 20.9 72.6
2017 939 44.0 21.3 70.9
2018 645 37.6 17.1 72.4
2019 650 35.8 18.1 71.5
2020 636 36.4 17.4 67.9
2021 716 37.4 19.0 64.5
2022 647 39.0 16.5 64.8
2023 664 37.0 17.9 71.7

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 Dimmitt Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 895 40.0 22.4 n/a
1999 957 43.3 22.1 n/a
2000 956 42.3 22.6 n/a
2001 882 45.1 19.6 n/a
2002 920 41.9 22.0 56.5
2003 920 41.9 22.0 56.5
2004 906 48.0 18.9 58.1
2005 875 48.4 18.1 65.1
2006 828 46.6 17.8 65.8
2007 872 48.9 17.8 63.8
2008 860 47.8 18.0 65.5
2009 835 47.8 17.5 67.4
2010 888 42.2 21.0 76.8
2011 923 45.3 20.3 72
2012 964 47.2 20.4 75
2013 997 49.7 20.0 75
2014 970 n/a n/a 71.4
2015 948 48.0 19.7 71.1
2016 944 45.0 20.9 72.6
2017 939 44.0 21.3 70.9
2018 645 37.6 17.1 72.4
2019 650 35.8 18.1 71.5
2020 636 36.4 17.4 67.9
2021 716 37.4 19.0 64.5
2022 647 39.0 16.5 64.8
2023 664 37.0 17.9 71.7

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.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

Dimmitt Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201893.2%0.0%0.0%1.8%0.5%99.1%93.2%99.1%99.6%99.6%93.6%
201984.9%0.0%0.0%0.9%0.5%94.7%87.6%96.3%95.4%96.3%87.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Dimmitt Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201988.8%0.2%0.0%0.7%99.7%99.5%99.6%99.7%99.7%99.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dimmitt Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,420 (8.7%) $14,810 (91.3%) $16,230
2020 $1,534 (12.4%) $10,798 (87.6%) $12,332
2021 $1,657 (10.1%) $14,756 (89.9%) $16,412
2022 $1,717 (9.2%) $16,938 (90.8%) $18,656

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dimmitt Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 432nd of 512 Middle schoolsRanks 490th of 539 Middle schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dimmitt Middle School)38.425.8
 12.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)49.338
 11.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.847.9
 9.9%
6th Grade Math (Dimmitt Middle School)26.214.8
 11.4%
   6th Grade Math (Renton School District)40.129
 11.1%
   6th Grade Math (Washington)47.738.1
 9.6%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dimmitt Middle School)55.329
 26.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)59.242.9
 16.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)6252.1
 9.9%
7th Grade Math (Dimmitt Middle School)36.318.2
 18.1%
   7th Grade Math (Renton School District)48.232.3
 15.9%
   7th Grade Math (Washington)49.938.6
 11.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dimmitt Middle School)45.830.9
 14.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)51.341.1
 10.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)59.651.3
 8.3%
8th Grade Math (Dimmitt Middle School)24.817.6
 7.2%
   8th Grade Math (Renton School District)42.729.5
 13.2%
   8th Grade Math (Washington)47.234.4
 12.8%
8th Grade Science (Dimmitt Middle School)37.424
 13.5%
   8th Grade Science (Renton School District)4537.6
 7.5%
   8th Grade Science (Washington)53.143.9
 9.3%
All Grades English Language Arts (Dimmitt Middle School)46.128.6
 17.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Renton School District)55.245.7
 9.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Dimmitt Middle School)28.616.9
 11.7%
   All Grades Math (Renton School District)47.237
 10.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Dimmitt Middle School)37.424
 13.5%
   All Grades Science (Renton School District)47.841.6
 6.2%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students650664
 2.2%
African American213170
 20.2%
American Indian73
 57.1%
Asian170173
 1.8%
Hispanic140185
 32.1%
Pacific Islander1614
 12.5%
White4765
 38.3%
Two or More Races5754
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.5%71.7%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dimmitt Middle School

Students who attend Dimmitt Middle School usually go on to attend Renton Senior High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 664 students attended Dimmitt Middle School.

Students at Dimmitt Middle School are 28% Hispanic, 26% Asian, 26% African American, 10% White, 8% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.

Dimmitt Middle School ranks in the bottom 9.1% of Washington middle schools.


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