Van Meter Elementary School

  • Van Meter Elementary School serves 386 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (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 80-84% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Van Meter Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) 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 6% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Van Meter Elementary School's student population of 386 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students386 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Meter Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Meter Elementary School is 0.12, 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#147 out of 1232 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
94%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Van Meter Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.120.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVan Meter Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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