Essex Elementary School

111 Forbes St
Essex, IA 51638
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 102 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Essex Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 102 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 50% in IA
  • : 70-79% (Top 30%)
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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 102 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
102 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Essex Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Essex Elementary School is 0.13, 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)
#571 out of 1221 schools
(Top 50%)
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70-79%
64%
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60-69%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
Hispanic
2%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
93%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 Essex Elementary School's ranking?
Essex Elementary School is ranked #571 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 60-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Essex Elementary School?
102 students attend Essex Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Essex Elementary School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Essex Elementary School?
Essex Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Essex Elementary School offer ?
Essex Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Essex Elementary School part of?
Essex Elementary School is part of Essex Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 102 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 70-79% (Top 30%)
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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