Buford Garner Elementary School

  • Buford Garner Elementary School serves 606 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 81% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Buford Garner 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is equal to the Iowa state average of 22%.

Top Placements

Buford Garner Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Buford Garner Elementary School's student population of 606 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students606 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Buford Garner Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,252 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Buford Garner Elementary School is 0.38, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank
39%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
78%
78%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.23
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
34%
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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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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