Council Bluffs Comm School District

300 W Broadway Ste 1600
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(District boundaries shown in map)
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Council Bluffs Comm School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Iowa for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 8,739 students in Council Bluffs Comm School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Council Bluffs Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 53% (versus the Iowa public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 70% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
15 Schools
1,325 Schools
# Students
8,739 Students
503,565 Students
# Teachers
586 Teachers
35,051 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Council Bluffs Comm School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IA)
#299 out of 327 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Council Bluffs Comm   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
53%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Council Bluffs Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
57%
70%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Council Bluffs Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Council Bluffs Comm   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of IA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Council Bluffs Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.40
0.45
# American Indian Students
44 Students
1,944 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
81 Students
12,624 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,275 Students
60,709 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
12%
# Black Students
355 Students
33,287 Students
% Black Students
4%
7%
# White Students
6,669 Students
368,848 Students
% White Students
76%
73%
# Hawaiian Students
20 Students
2,364 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
295 Students
23,730 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
457
22,680
# Students in K Grade:
664
38,593
# Students in 1st Grade:
604
35,112
# Students in 2nd Grade:
624
35,433
# Students in 3rd Grade:
655
35,198
# Students in 4th Grade:
622
34,837
# Students in 5th Grade:
593
35,021
# Students in 6th Grade:
639
36,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
644
37,347
# Students in 8th Grade:
657
38,760
# Students in 9th Grade:
630
40,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
656
38,936
# Students in 11th Grade:
648
37,654
# Students in 12th Grade:
646
37,457
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,255 is higher than the state median of $16,406. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,389 is higher than the state median of $15,982. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$151 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Council Bluffs Comm   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$152 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Council Bluffs Comm   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,255
$16,406
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Council Bluffs Comm   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,389
$15,982
This chart display average spending per public school student in Council Bluffs Comm   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Council Bluffs Comm School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1205 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6537
Grades: PK-5
| 403 students
Rank: #22.
College View Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1225 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6452
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #33.
Rue Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3326 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6540
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #44.
Crescent Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
401 East Welch Street
Crescent, IA 51526
(712) 545-3697
Grades: K-5
| 115 students
Rank: #55.
Edison Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2218 3rd Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6516
Grades: PK-5
| 431 students
Rank: #66.
Gerald W Kirn Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 North Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6454
Grades: 6-8
| 1,024 students
Rank: #77.
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1603 Grand Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6471
Grades: PK-5
| 277 students
Rank: #88.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
517 N 17th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6528
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Bloomer Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
210 S 7th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6519
Grades: PK-5
| 398 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Longfellow Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2011 S 10th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6522
Grades: PK-5
| 470 students
Rank: #1111.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
712 N 21st St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6476
Grades: 6-8
| 916 students
Rank: #1212.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3130 Ave C
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6469
Grades: PK-5
| 490 students
Rank: #1313.
Carter Lake Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Willow Drive
Carter Lake, IA 51510
(712) 347-5876
Grades: PK-5
| 364 students
Rank: #1414.
Abraham Lincoln High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1205 Bonham Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,353 students
Rank: #1515.
Thomas Jefferson High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2501 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6493
Grades: 9-12
| 1,227 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Council Bluffs Comm School District?
Council Bluffs Comm School District manages 15 public schools serving 8,739 students.
What is the rank of Council Bluffs Comm School District?
Council Bluffs Comm School District is ranked #298 out of 327 school districts in Iowa (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Iowa school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Council Bluffs Comm School District?
76% of Council Bluffs Comm School District students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Council Bluffs Comm School District?
Council Bluffs Comm School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What is Council Bluffs Comm School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $17,389 is higher than the state median of $15,982. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 15 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,739 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • : 57% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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