500 S James St
Grimes, IA 50111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
South Prairie Elementary School serves 440 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
South Prairie Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (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% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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 Rankings

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

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School Overview

South Prairie Elementary School's student population of 440 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
440 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

South Prairie Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 South Prairie 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 Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#197 out of 1227 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
11%
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Black
4%
6%
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White
87%
76%
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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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Diversity Score
0.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 440 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.24 (Btm 50%)

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