Central Elementary School

400 1st Street Nw
Elkader, IA 52043
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
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Top 20%
Serving 249 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Central Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 20% in IA
  • : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Central Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Central Elementary School's student population of 249 students has grown by 59% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
249 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#196 out of 1233 schools
(Top 20%)
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80-84%
64%
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75-79%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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3%
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Hispanic
3%
12%
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Black
2%
7%
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White
93%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 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 #196 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Central Elementary School often compared to?
Central Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Edgewood-colesburg Elementary School, Clayton Ridge Elementary School, Starmont Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80-84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Central Elementary School?
249 students attend Central Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Central Elementary School students are White, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Elementary School?
Central Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, 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 Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • : 75-79% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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