South Elementary School

201 Se 6th St
Leon, IA 50144
(School attendance zone shown in map)
South Elementary School serves 180 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

South Elementary School's student population of 180 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students180 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of South Elementary School is 0.06, 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)
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
2%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
97%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.060.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South 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
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCentral Decatur 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 South Elementary School is Central Decatur Ms/hs High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Leon Central Decatur Ms/hs High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 297 students
    0.9 miles
    1201 Ne Poplar
    Leon, IA 50144
    (641) 446-4816
    0.9 7-12 297
  • Leon North Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-6 | 222 students
    0.9 miles
    1203 Ne Poplar Street
    Leon, IA 50144
    (641) 446-4452
    0.9 3-6 222
  • Garden Grove Mormon Trail Junior Senior High School Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 96 students
    9.9 miles
    502 E. Main St
    Garden Grove, IA 50103
    (641) 443-3425
    9.9 7-12 96
  • Lamoni Lamoni Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 175 students
    12.5 miles
    202 N Walnut St
    Lamoni, IA 50140
    (641) 784-3422
    12.5 PK-5 175
  • Lamoni Lamoni High School Math: ≥80% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 96 students
    12.5 miles
    202 N Walnut St
    Lamoni, IA 50140
    (641) 784-3351
    12.5 9-12 96

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