Fort Dodge Community School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,777 students in Fort Dodge Community 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 Fort Dodge Community School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (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 Fort Dodge Community School District are Feelhaver Elementary School, Cooper Elementary School and Butler Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Fort Dodge Community School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Iowa.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Fort Dodge 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
Fort Dodge 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
7 Schools
1,329 Schools
# Students
3,777 Students
502,273 Students
# Teachers
255 Teachers
34,383 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Fort Dodge 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 82% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IA)
Overall District Rank
#324 out of 330 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Fort Dodge Community   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fort Dodge 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)
55%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fort Dodge 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
82%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Fort Dodge 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
0.46
0.41
# American Indian Students
12 Students
1,874 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
23 Students
12,681 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
469 Students
54,401 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
11%
# Black Students
294 Students
30,876 Students
% Black Students
8%
6%
# White Students
2,709 Students
381,065 Students
% White Students
72%
76%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
1,349 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
266 Students
20,027 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
95
22,009
# Students in K Grade:
348
38,247
# Students in 1st Grade:
246
34,902
# Students in 2nd Grade:
271
36,010
# Students in 3rd Grade:
283
36,631
# Students in 4th Grade:
300
37,922
# Students in 5th Grade:
272
37,957
# Students in 6th Grade:
264
37,546
# Students in 7th Grade:
276
37,023
# Students in 8th Grade:
277
36,347
# Students in 9th Grade:
286
37,623
# Students in 10th Grade:
284
37,014
# Students in 11th Grade:
267
36,120
# Students in 12th Grade:
308
36,922
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,933 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 $16,333 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
$56 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Fort Dodge 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
$62 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Fort Dodge 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
$14,933
$14,230
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Fort Dodge 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
$16,333
$13,767
This chart display average spending per public school student in Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge Community School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Feelhaver Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 14th Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5680
Grades: K-4
| 233 students
Rank: #22.
Cooper Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2420 14th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5602
Grades: K-4
| 281 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Butler Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
945 South 18th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5882
Grades: K-4
| 479 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Duncombe Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
416 So. 10th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5623
Grades: K-4
| 396 students
Rank: #55.
Fort Dodge High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
819 N 25th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 955-1770
Grades: 9-12
| 1,145 students
Rank: #66.
Fort Dodge Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
800 North 32nd Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5691
Grades: 5-8
| 1,089 students
Riverside Elc
733 F St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 574-5740
Grades: PK-K
| 154 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Fort Dodge Community School District
  • 104 S 17th St, Fort Dodge, IA, 50501
  • (515) 576-1161
  • fdschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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