South Prairie Elementary School

500 S James St
Grimes, IA 50111
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 406 students in grades Kindergarten-4, South Prairie Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 406 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • : Top 30% in IA
  • : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • : 70-74%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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 406 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
406 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

South Prairie Elementary School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,233 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of South Prairie Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#289 out of 1233 schools
(Top 30%)
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70-74%
64%
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80-84%
70%
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(20-21)
70-74%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
6%
12%
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Black
7%
7%
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White
80%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.35
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Prairie Elementary School's ranking?
South Prairie Elementary School is ranked #289 out of 1,233 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are South Prairie Elementary School often compared to?
South Prairie Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Delaware Elementary School, North Ridge Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% IA state average).
How many students attend South Prairie Elementary School?
406 students attend South Prairie Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
80% of South Prairie Elementary School students are White, 7% of students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Prairie Elementary School?
South Prairie Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does South Prairie Elementary School offer ?
South Prairie Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Prairie Elementary School part of?
South Prairie Elementary School is part of Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 406 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 70-74% (Top 50%)
  • : 80-84% (Top 20%)
  • : 70-74%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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