Van Allen Elementary School

  • Van Allen Elementary School serves 327 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Van Allen Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Van Allen Elementary School's student population of 327 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students327 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Allen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 diversity score of Van Allen Elementary School is 0.50, which is more 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#1119 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
14%
11%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
69%
76%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMount Pleasant Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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