Clay Elementary School

3200 First Avenue S.
Altoona, IA 50009
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Clay Elementary School serves 644 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Clay 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 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Clay Elementary School's student population of 644 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students644 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Clay Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Clay Elementary School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#471 out of 1232 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
6%
6%
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White
79%
76%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.370.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSoutheast Polk Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Clay Elementary School is Southeast Polk High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southeast Polk Junior High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Willowbrook Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Altoona Willowbrook Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 553 students
    0.8 miles
    300 17th Ave Sw
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515) 967-7512
    0.8 PK-5 553
  • Altoona Centennial Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 433 students
    1.4 miles
    910 7th Ave Se
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515) 967-2109
    1.4 PK-5 433
  • Altoona Altoona Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 451 students
    1.7 miles
    301 6th St Sw
    Altoona, IA 50009
    (515) 967-3771
    1.7 PK-5 451
  • Pleasant Hill Southeast Polk High School Math: 81% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,073 students
    1.9 miles
    7945 Ne University Ave.
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (515) 967-6631
    1.9 9-12 2,073
  • Pleasant Hill Spring Creek - 6th Grade Math: 84% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6 | 577 students
    1.9 miles
    8031 Ne University Ave.
    Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (515) 967-5533
    1.9 6 577

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