1202 W First St
Ankeny, IA 50023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Northwest Elementary School serves 366 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Northwest Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Northwest Elementary School's student population of 366 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Northwest Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Northwest Elementary School is 0.32, which is less 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 Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#350 out of 1227 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
82%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 366 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 50%)

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