Dows Elementary School (Closed 2015)

  • Dows Elementary School served 54 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was <50% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 79%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was ≥50% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 was lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students54 students
This chart display total students of Dows Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Dows Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)<50%
79%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dows Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)≥50%
76%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dows Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 1997-98 school year data.
Hispanic
37%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
61%
76%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dows Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.500.41
This chart display the diversity score of Dows Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dows Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDows Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Dows Elementary School is Cal Community High School (9.4 miles away)
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