They represent 154 of 2,569 across the country.
Just under 6% of students starting the delayed Leaving Cert today were in the midlands.
Westmeath had the highest at 62, there was 56 in Laois and 36 in Offaly.
It highlights that the majority of students have accepted their teachers calculated grades.
Those 154 students are among 2,569 sitting the state exams over the next month.