Lou Henry Elementary School

312 Rachael St
Waterloo, IA 50701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 426 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Lou Henry Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • : 68% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lou Henry Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Lou Henry Elementary School's student population of 426 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
426 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Lou Henry Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lou Henry Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#701 out of 1233 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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67%
64%
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68%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
12%
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Black
28%
7%
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White
51%
73%
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Hawaiian
2%
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lou Henry Elementary School's ranking?
Lou Henry Elementary School is ranked #701 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
67% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 68% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend Lou Henry Elementary School?
426 students attend Lou Henry Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Lou Henry Elementary School students are White, 28% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lou Henry Elementary School?
Lou Henry Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Lou Henry Elementary School offer ?
Lou Henry Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Lou Henry Elementary School part of?
Lou Henry Elementary School is part of Waterloo Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 426 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 67% (Top 50%)
  • : 68% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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