Richardson Elementary School

  • Richardson Elementary School serves 329 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Richardson 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Richardson Elementary School's student population of 329 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students329 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richardson 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 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richardson Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#758 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
11%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Richardson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
80%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Richardson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Richardson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.350.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Richardson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Richardson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFort Madison Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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