Nixon Elementary School

  • Nixon Elementary School serves 333 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Nixon 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 14:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Nixon Elementary School's student population of 333 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students333 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Nixon 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 14:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Nixon Elementary School is 0.53, 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 (16-17)#797 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
77%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
12%
6%
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White
67%
76%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.530.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCedar Rapids Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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