Essex Junior-senior High School

  • Essex Junior-senior High School serves 114 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Essex Junior-senior High 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Essex Junior-senior High School's student population of 114 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students114 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Essex Junior-senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Essex Junior-senior High School is 0.12, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#840 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
93%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.120.41
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Graduation Rate≥80%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEssex Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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