Creston Elementary School

805 Academic Ave
Creston, IA 50801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Creston Elementary School serves 416 students in grades 1-5.
Creston Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Creston Elementary School's student population of 416 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 1-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
416 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Creston Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Creston Elementary School is 0.20, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#989 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
7%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
89%
73%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.20
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Creston Elementary School's ranking?
Creston Elementary School is ranked #989 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Creston Elementary School?
416 students attend Creston Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
89% of Creston Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Creston Elementary School?
Creston Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Creston Elementary School offer ?
Creston Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 1-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Creston Elementary School part of?
Creston Elementary School is part of Creston Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 1-5
  • Enrollment: 416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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