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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Central Dewitt High School is an above average, public school located in De Witt, IA. It has 528 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
519 E 11th St
De Witt, IA 52742
Telephone
(563) 659-0715
Website
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Central Dewitt High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
39 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$60,107
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$741
National
$949
Median Home Value
$145,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Sports
    60%
  • Plays/Musicals
    20%
  • Band Conerts
    10%
  • Talent show
    10%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
528
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,817
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,343/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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My school is like a family, everyone is so close and caring. I am so dedicated to my schooling but also go to as many events as I can to support my school. Our teachers are parents to those whose parents aren't in their lives. My school is one of a kind.
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My overall experience at this school was pretty good. Of course there will be mean kids and bad days but I luckily didn't have a large amount of those.

Some of my favorite experiences at this school were the Odyssey of the Mind competitions. Odyssey of the mind is a creative problem solving program for talented and gifted students. Around September the headquarters send out a problem guide with a list of problems to pick from. They range from hands on to performance. My group usually did the performance problem. After you pick your problem you must follow the rules and guidelines to find a solution. Each problem will have its own set of rules that must be followed. In April all the Iowa teams would meet at Iowa State University to perform their solution. During awards there is one big award and then first, second, and third. I have been apart of this program for six years and in the last two years my groups and I have made it past the state competition and on to the worlds competition after receiving the highest award at state.

At the worlds competition in 2015 my team was ranked eighth out of twenty four states and seven countries. That was my best high school experience.
Because of the restrictions from the government, I think the food they serve is actually worse for your than better. It is so processed and the school wastes SO MUCH FOOD! It is embarrassing how much food is wasted. We really should be ashamed. Kids in our own community can't eat, and we throw away so much. I use to eat the government lunches all of the time but I gained a lot of weight and felt sluggish. Now I get the salads and some of the other healthy choices and I feel better during the day. The lunch staff tries to make it an appealing menu, but their hands are tied.