603 Emmons St
Hiawatha, IA 52233
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Hiawatha Elementary School serves 416 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Hiawatha Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Hiawatha Elementary School's student population of 416 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Hiawatha Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Hiawatha Elementary School is 0.64, 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
#638 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
11%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
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Black
10%
6%
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White
57%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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: 416 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 10%)

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