Elma Elementary School

Tel: (641)393-2280
Grades: PK-5

58 students

Elma Elementary School serves 58 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 19%.
Elma Elementary School operates within the Howard-winneshiek Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 58 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 58 students
Elma Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Elma Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Elma Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.33 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Elma Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
3%
1%
Elma Elementary School American Indian (1993-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
6%
9%
Elma Elementary School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
Elma Elementary School Black (2001-2003)
White
81%
81%
Elma Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Elma Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Elma Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.33 0.34
Elma Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
41%
33%
Elma Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
7%
Elma Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,360 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Howard-winneshiek Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
3
Number of Students Managed 1,360 673
District Total Revenue $16 MM $7 MM
Howard-winneshiek Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $16 MM $7 MM
Howard-winneshiek Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,507 $11,087
Howard-winneshiek Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,110 $10,614
Howard-winneshiek Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Riceville High School (9.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Riceville High School (9.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Riceville High School (9.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Riceville Riceville Elementary School
    912 Woodland Ave
    Riceville , IA , 50466
    (641)985-2288
    9.8  mi  |  131  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Riceville Riceville High School
    912 Woodland Ave
    Riceville , IA , 50466
    (641)985-2288
    9.8  mi  |  156  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • New Hampton New Hampton High School
    710 West Main
    New Hampton , IA , 50659
    (641)394-2144
    13.9  mi  |  371  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • New Hampton Education Options High School
    Alternative School
    710 West Main
    New Hampton , IA , 50659
    (641)394-2144
    Alternative School
    13.9  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • New Hampton New Hampton Elementary School
    206 West Main
    New Hampton , IA , 50659
    (641)394-5858
    14  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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