Ashland Ridge Elementary School

2600 Nw Ash Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Ashland Ridge Elementary School serves 663 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Ashland Ridge Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Ashland Ridge Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Ashland Ridge Elementary School's student population of 663 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students663 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

Ashland Ridge Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ashland Ridge Elementary School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#79 out of 1232 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
89%
76%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.210.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnkeny Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Ashland Ridge Elementary School is Ankeny High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Prairie Ridge Middle School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ankeny Ankeny High School Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,077 student
    0.9 miles
    1155 Sw Cherry St
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9630
    0.9 10-12 1,077
  • Ankeny Prairie Ridge Middle School Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-7 | 903 students
    0.9 miles
    1010 Nw Prairie Ridge Dr
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9705
    0.9 6-7 903
  • Ankeny Northview Middle School Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 8-9 | 856 students
    1.1 miles
    1302 N Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9700
    1.1 8-9 856
  • Ankeny Rock Creek Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 681 students
    1.1 miles
    3800 Nw Abilene Rd
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9629
    1.1 PK-5 681
  • Ankeny Northeast Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 631 students
    1.2 miles
    1705 Ne Trilein
    Ankeny, IA 50021
    (515) 965-9620
    1.2 PK-5 631

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