Penn Elementary School

230 N Dubuque St, 230 N Dubuqu
North Liberty, IA 52317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Penn Elementary School serves 565 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 84% (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 78% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Penn Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Penn Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Penn Elementary School's student population of 565 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students565 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Penn Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Penn Elementary School is 0.32, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#543 out of 1,252 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
82%
77%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Penn Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.320.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIowa City Community School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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