Dexter Elementary School

803 Washington St,

Dexter, IA, 50070

Tel: (515)789-4480
Grades: PK-5

158 students

Dexter Elementary School serves 158 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 19%.
Dexter Elementary School operates within the West Central Valley Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 158 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 158 students
Dexter Elementary School Total Students (2002-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Dexter Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2002-2012)
Students by Grade Dexter Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 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 9:1 14:1
Dexter Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2002-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Dexter Elementary School Asian (2007-2012)
Hispanic
6%
9%
Dexter Elementary School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
n/a
5%
Dexter Elementary School Black (2002-2008)
White
89%
81%
Dexter Elementary School White (2002-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.20 0.34
Dexter Elementary School Diversity Score (2002-2012)
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.
32%
33%
Dexter Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
15%
7%
Dexter Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 974 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name West Central Valley Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 974 673
West Central Valley Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $12 MM $7 MM
West Central Valley Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $13 MM $7 MM
West Central Valley Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,287 $11,087
West Central Valley Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $14,269 $10,614
West Central Valley 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 West Central Valley High School (3.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is West Central Valley Middle School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stuart Elementary School (4.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Stuart West Central Valley High School
    3299 White Pole Rd
    Stuart , IA , 50250
    (515)523-1313
    3.7  mi  |  263  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Stuart Stuart Elementary School
    320 N.e. 3rd St
    Stuart , IA , 50250
    (515)523-1018
    4.6  mi  |  272  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Redfield West Central Valley Middle School
    1375 High St
    Redfield , IA , 50233
    (515)833-2331
    5.4  mi  |  199  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Earlham Earlham Middle School
    535 North Chestnut Ave
    Earlham , IA , 50072
    (515)758-2214
    5.6  mi  |  104  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Earlham Earlham Senior High School
    535 North Chestnut Ave
    Earlham , IA , 50072
    (515)758-2235
    5.6  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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