Rock Creek Elementary School

3800 Nw Abilene Rd
Ankeny, IA 50023
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Rock Creek Elementary School serves 681 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Rock Creek Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 87% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Rock Creek Elementary School's student population of 681 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students681 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Rock Creek Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Rock Creek Elementary School is 0.24, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#49 out of 1232 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
2%
6%
White
87%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Rock Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnkeny Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Rock Creek Elementary School is Northview Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ashland Ridge Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ankeny Ashland Ridge Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 663 students
    1.1 miles
    2600 Nw Ash Drive
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9594
    1.1 PK-5 663
  • Ankeny Northview Middle School Math: 86% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 8-9 | 856 students
    1.8 miles
    1302 N Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9700
    1.8 8-9 856
  • Ankeny Prairie Ridge Middle School Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-7 | 903 students
    1.8 miles
    1010 Nw Prairie Ridge Dr
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9705
    1.8 6-7 903
  • Ankeny Westwood Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 653 students
    1.8 miles
    2920 Nw 9th
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9690
    1.8 K-5 653
  • Ankeny Ankeny High School Math: 90% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 10-12 | 1,077 student
    2.0 miles
    1155 Sw Cherry St
    Ankeny, IA 50023
    (515) 965-9630
    2 10-12 1,077

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