South Prairie Elementary School

  • South Prairie Elementary School serves 440 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80-84% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Prairie Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 15:1.

School Overview

  • South Prairie Elementary School's student population of 440 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students440 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Prairie Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Prairie Elementary School is 0.23, 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#501 out of 1232 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
76%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
74%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
93%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.230.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Prairie 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 NameDallas Center-Grimes Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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