412 E. Jackson St.
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Salem Elementary School serves 103 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Salem Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-89% (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 80-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 103 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Salem Elementary School's student population of 103 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Salem Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Salem Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#112 out of 1227 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-89%
68%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
5%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
93%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Salem Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Salem Elementary School's ranking?

Salem Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

80-89% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 80-89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Salem Elementary School?

103 students attend Salem Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

93% of Salem Elementary School students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Salem Elementary School?

Salem Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Salem Elementary School offer ?

Salem Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 103 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80-89% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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