3100 Washington St
Iowa City, IA 52245
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Helen Lemme Elementary School serves 376 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Helen Lemme Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (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 74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Helen Lemme Elementary School's student population of 376 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
376 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Helen Lemme 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 Helen Lemme Elementary School is 0.55, which is more 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
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State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#393 out of 1227 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
11%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
64%
76%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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-6
  • Students: 376 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 20%)

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