Lowell Elementary School

  • Lowell Elementary School serves 308 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 45-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Lowell 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 14:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Lowell Elementary School's student population of 308 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lowell 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 diversity score of Lowell Elementary School is 0.77, 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 Testing Rank#1170 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)45-49%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
18%
11%
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Black
30%
6%
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White
30%
76%
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Hawaiian
4%
n/a
Two or more races
14%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lowell Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.770.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
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 Lowell Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterloo Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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