Loess Hills Elementary School

  • Loess Hills Elementary School serves 638 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 66% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Loess Hills 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Loess Hills Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Loess Hills Elementary School's student population of 638 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students638 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Loess Hills Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Loess Hills Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Loess Hills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Loess Hills Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1066 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
77%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Loess Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
75%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Loess Hills Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
American Indian
5%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
36%
11%
Black
6%
6%
White
43%
77%
Two or more races
9%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Loess Hills Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.680.40
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
34%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSioux City Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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