North Polk West Elementary School

  • North Polk West Elementary School serves 479 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (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 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • North Polk West Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.

Top Placements

North Polk West Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 1%)

School Overview

  • North Polk West Elementary School's student population of 479 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North Polk West Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% 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 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North Polk West Elementary School is 0.00, which is less 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in North Polk West Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in North Polk West Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
100%
78%
This chart display the percentage of White students in North Polk West Elementary School and the percentage of White students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in North Polk West Elementary School and the percentage of students of two or more races in Iowa by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Polk West Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Scoren/a0.23
This chart display the diversity score of North Polk West Elementary School and the average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North Polk West Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Polk West Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorth Polk Community School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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