Buford Garner Elementary School

80 Birch Street
North Liberty, IA 52317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Buford Garner Elementary School serves 663 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (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 81% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Buford Garner Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Buford Garner Elementary School's student population of 663 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students663 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Buford Garner Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Buford Garner Elementary School is 0.38, 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
#560 out of 1232 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
78%
76%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.380.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIowa City Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Buford Garner Elementary School is Liberty High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is North Central Junior High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Penn Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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