Central Ward Elementary School

  • Central Ward Elementary School serves 181 students in grades Kindergarten-2.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 71%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Central Ward Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Central Ward Elementary School's student population of 181 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Total Students181 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central Ward Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,200 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central Ward Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-79%
76%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-89%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
96%
77%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Ward Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.080.25
This chart display the diversity score of Central Ward Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCenterville Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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