111 Forbes St
Essex, IA 51638
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Essex Elementary School serves 100 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Essex Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Essex Elementary School's student population of 100 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
100 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Essex Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Essex Elementary School is 0.15, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#471 out of 1227 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
7%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
92%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 100 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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