Clay Elementary School

3200 First Avenue S.
Altoona, IA 50009
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 644 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Clay 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% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (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 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : Top 20% in IA
  • : 80% (Top 20%)
  • : 78% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Clay Elementary School's student population of 644 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
644 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Clay 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 Clay Elementary School is 0.44, 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)
#245 out of 1233 schools
(Top 20%)
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80%
64%
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78%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
12%
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Black
8%
7%
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White
74%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.44
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clay Elementary School's ranking?
Clay Elementary School is ranked #245 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Clay Elementary School often compared to?
Clay Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Southeast Elementary School, Altoona Elementary School, Willowbrook Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
80% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Clay Elementary School?
644 students attend Clay Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Clay Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Clay Elementary School?
Clay Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Clay Elementary School offer ?
Clay Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Clay Elementary School part of?
Clay Elementary School is part of Southeast Polk Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 80% (Top 20%)
  • : 78% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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