Council Bluffs Community School District

300 W Broadway Ste 1600
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%

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%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 8,862 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 70%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 68% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public school average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
15 Schools
1,304 Schools
# Students
8,862 Students
498,629 Students
# Teachers
589 Teachers
35,053 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Council Bluffs Community School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 326 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 2020-2021 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
0.44
# American Indian Students
54 Students
1,790 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
84 Students
12,713 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,324 Students
58,288 Students
% Hispanic Students
15%
12%
# Black Students
330 Students
32,556 Students
% Black Students
4%
7%
# White Students
6,710 Students
368,944 Students
% White Students
76%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
29 Students
1,931 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
331 Students
22,406 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
377
19,994
# Students in K Grade:
611
37,666
# Students in 1st Grade:
648
35,140
# Students in 2nd Grade:
688
34,908
# Students in 3rd Grade:
650
34,516
# Students in 4th Grade:
626
34,733
# Students in 5th Grade:
646
35,873
# Students in 6th Grade:
672
36,868
# Students in 7th Grade:
656
38,538
# Students in 8th Grade:
623
38,657
# Students in 9th Grade:
660
39,103
# Students in 10th Grade:
672
38,361
# Students in 11th Grade:
623
36,878
# Students in 12th Grade:
710
37,394
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,589 is higher than the state median of $13,939. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,474 is higher than the state median of $13,541. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,589
$13,939
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,474
$13,541
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Council Bluffs Community School District Public Schools (2023)

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: K-5
| 56 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
| 495 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
| 285 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
| 407 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
| 368 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
| 1,052 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
| 498 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
| 413 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
| 519 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
| 387 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
| 457 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
| 899 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
| 361 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
| 1,394 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
| 1,271 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 15 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,862 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 87% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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