Spencer Comm School District

23 E 7th St
Spencer, IA 51301
(District boundaries shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public elementary schools serving 1,250 students in Spencer Comm School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public elementary schools in Iowa.
Public Elementary Schools in Spencer Comm School District have an average math proficiency score of 76% (versus the Iowa public elementary school average of 65%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 65% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Iowa public elementary school average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (IA)
# Schools
5 Schools
944 Schools
# Students
2,218 Students
325,837 Students
# Teachers
146 Teachers
23,427 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Spencer Comm School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 327 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (IA)
#108 out of 327 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Spencer Comm   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
73%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Spencer 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 2020-21 school year data.
72%
68%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Spencer 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 2020-21 school year data.
≥95%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Spencer Comm   School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.23
0.45
# American Indian Students
3 Students
1,403 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
14 Students
8,024 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
183 Students
38,802 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
12%
# Black Students
22 Students
21,774 Students
% Black Students
1%
7%
# White Students
1,941 Students
238,129 Students
% White Students
88%
73%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,678 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
54 Students
16,016 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
59
17,617
# Students in K Grade:
163
37,395
# Students in 1st Grade:
161
35,185
# Students in 2nd Grade:
141
35,507
# Students in 3rd Grade:
143
35,271
# Students in 4th Grade:
158
34,910
# Students in 5th Grade:
131
35,083
# Students in 6th Grade:
135
36,361
# Students in 7th Grade:
198
26,308
# Students in 8th Grade:
183
24,837
# Students in 9th Grade:
183
1,864
# Students in 10th Grade:
182
1,895
# Students in 11th Grade:
194
1,848
# Students in 12th Grade:
187
1,756
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,523 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,392. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,626 is higher than the state median of $15,968. The school district spending/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IA)
Total Revenue
$32 MM
$8,262 MM
This chart display total revenue of Spencer 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
$37 MM
$8,048 MM
This chart display total spending of Spencer 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
$14,523
$16,392
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Spencer 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
$16,626
$15,968
This chart display average spending per public school student in Spencer 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 Spencer Comm School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Spencer Middle School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 10th Avenue East
Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-3345
Grades: 6-8
| 516 students
Rank: #22.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
615 4th Ave. Sw
Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-3752
Grades: 3-5
| 432 students
Rank: #33.
Fairview Park Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1508 5th Ave. East
Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 262-4842
Grades: 1-2
| 302 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 5 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,218 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • : ≥95% (Top 5% in IA)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 73% (Top 30%)
  • : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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