Essex Junior-senior High School

111 Forbes St
Essex, IA 51638
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Essex Junior-senior High School serves 96 students in grades 6-12.
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 top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Essex Junior-senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Essex Junior-senior High School's student population of 96 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
96 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Essex Junior-senior High 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 Essex Junior-senior High School is 0.17, 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
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#645 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
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
6%
12%
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Black
1%
7%
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White
91%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
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 Essex Junior-senior High School's ranking?
Essex Junior-senior High School is ranked #645 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?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Essex Junior-senior High School?
The graduation rate of Essex Junior-senior High School is 50%, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Essex Junior-senior High School?
96 students attend Essex Junior-senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Essex Junior-senior High School students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Essex Junior-senior High School?
Essex Junior-senior High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Essex Junior-senior High School offer ?
Essex Junior-senior High School offers enrollment in grades 6-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Essex Junior-senior High School part of?
Essex Junior-senior High School is part of Essex Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 96 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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