Alden Elementary School

209 Center Street
Alden, IA 50006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Alden Elementary School serves 179 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Alden Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 179 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Alden Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Alden Elementary School's student population of 179 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
179 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Alden Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Alden Elementary School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#715 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
85%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alden Elementary School's ranking?
Alden Elementary School is ranked #715 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Alden Elementary School?
179 students attend Alden Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Alden Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Alden Elementary School?
Alden Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Alden Elementary School offer ?
Alden Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Alden Elementary School part of?
Alden Elementary School is part of Alden Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 179 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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