James Elementary School

  • James Elementary School serves 185 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • James Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • James Elementary School's student population of 185 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students185 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1190 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
30%
11%
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Black
15%
6%
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White
52%
77%
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Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in James Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOttumwa Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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