James Van Allen Elementary School

  • James Van Allen Elementary School serves 576 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 88% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 83% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • James Van Allen Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 22%.

Top Placements

James Van Allen Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • James Van Allen Elementary School's student population of 576 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students576 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James Van Allen Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,252 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of James Van Allen Elementary School is 0.32, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank
15%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
82%
78%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in James Van Allen Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.320.23
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIowa City Community School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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