Council Bluffs Community School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 9,084 students in Council Bluffs Community School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
Public Schools in Council Bluffs Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Iowa public school average of 69%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 68% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Council Bluffs Community School District are Crescent Elementary School, College View Elementary School and Lewis & Clark Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Council Bluffs Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Council Bluffs Community 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Council Bluffs Community School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
15 Schools
1,329 Schools
# Students
9,084 Students
502,273 Students
# Teachers
593 Teachers
34,383 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Council Bluffs Community School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 330 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#297 out of 330 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Council Bluffs Community   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Council Bluffs Community   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Council Bluffs Community   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Council Bluffs Community   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.41
0.41
# American Indian Students
81 Students
1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
91 Students
12,681 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,374 Students
54,401 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
11%
# Black Students
298 Students
30,876 Students
% Black Students
3%
6%
# White Students
6,858 Students
381,065 Students
% White Students
76%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
1,349 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
363 Students
20,027 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
457
22,009
# Students in K Grade:
692
38,247
# Students in 1st Grade:
657
34,902
# Students in 2nd Grade:
701
36,010
# Students in 3rd Grade:
689
36,631
# Students in 4th Grade:
680
37,922
# Students in 5th Grade:
667
37,957
# Students in 6th Grade:
677
37,546
# Students in 7th Grade:
689
37,023
# Students in 8th Grade:
604
36,347
# Students in 9th Grade:
673
37,623
# Students in 10th Grade:
670
37,014
# Students in 11th Grade:
557
36,120
# Students in 12th Grade:
671
36,922
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,208 is higher than the state median of $14,230. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,121 is higher than the state median of $13,767. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$138 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Council Bluffs Community   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$128 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Council Bluffs Community   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,208
$14,230
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Council Bluffs Community   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,121
$13,767
This chart display average spending per public school student in Council Bluffs Community   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Council Bluffs Community School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Crescent Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
401 East Welch Street
Crescent, IA 51526
(712) 545-3697
Grades: PK-5
| 70 students
Rank: #22.
College View Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1225 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6452
Grades: PK-5
| 570 students
Rank: #33.
Lewis & Clark Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1603 Grand Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6471
Grades: PK-5
| 234 students
Rank: #44.
Hoover Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1205 North Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6537
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students
Rank: #55.
Rue Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3326 6th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6540
Grades: PK-5
| 352 students
Rank: #66.
Gerald W Kirn Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 North Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6454
Grades: 6-8
| 1,004 students
Rank: #77.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3130 Ave C
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6469
Grades: PK-5
| 500 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Edison Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2218 3rd Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6516
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Longfellow Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2011 S 10th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6522
Grades: PK-5
| 572 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Bloomer Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
210 S 7th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6519
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
517 N 17th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6528
Grades: PK-5
| 487 students
Rank: #1212.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
712 N 21st St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6476
Grades: 6-8
| 966 students
Rank: #1313.
Carter Lake Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Willow Drive
Carter Lake, IA 51510
(712) 347-5876
Grades: PK-5
| 400 students
Rank: #1414.
Abraham Lincoln High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1205 Bonham Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 328-6481
Grades: 9-12
| 1,334 students
Rank: #1515.
Thomas Jefferson High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2501 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 328-6493
Grades: 9-12
| 1,237 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 9,084 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 25%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41

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