Central Elementary School serves 229 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Central Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than 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 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 229 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 9%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in IA
- Math Proficiency: 70-74% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 65-69% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Central Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Most improved public schools
Central Elementary School's student population of 229 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Central Elementary School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#512 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Central Elementary School's ranking?
Central Elementary School is ranked #512 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% 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 Central Elementary School?
229 students attend Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Central Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Elementary School?
Central Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Central Elementary School offer ?
Central Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Central Elementary School part of?
Central Elementary School is part of Central Community School District.
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