Cardinal Elementary School

820 E 29th Street
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Cardinal Elementary School serves 393 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Cardinal Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Nebraska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Nebraska state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the Nebraska state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Nebraska state average of 36% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Cardinal Elementary School's student population of 393 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
393 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Cardinal Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 902 schools in Nebraska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cardinal Elementary School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NE)
Overall Testing Rank
#492 out of 902 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
70%
21%
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Black
4%
7%
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White
14%
64%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cardinal Elementary School's ranking?
Cardinal Elementary School is ranked #492 out of 902 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Nebraska.
What schools are Cardinal Elementary School often compared to?
Cardinal Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dakota City Elementary School, Homer Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NE state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% NE state average).
How many students attend Cardinal Elementary School?
393 students attend Cardinal Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Cardinal Elementary School students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 4% of students are American Indian, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cardinal Elementary School?
Cardinal Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is equal to the Nebraska state average of 12:1.
What grades does Cardinal Elementary School offer ?
Cardinal Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Cardinal Elementary School part of?
Cardinal Elementary School is part of So Sioux City Community Schs School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 393 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NE Dept. of Education

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