South Elementary School

  • 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 2% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24%.

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School Overview

  • South Elementary School's student population of 180 students has declined by 24% 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

  • South Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Elementary School is 0.04, 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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Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in South Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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
98%
76%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.040.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
33%
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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

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