Tilford Elementary School

  • Tilford Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Tilford Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24%.

Top Placements

Tilford Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Tilford Elementary School's student population of 448 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tilford Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tilford Elementary School is 0.08, 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 School Rank (16-17)#19 out of 1239 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
77%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
96%
76%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.080.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVinton-Shellsburg Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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