Virgil Grissom Elementary School

  • Virgil Grissom Elementary School serves 198 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (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 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Virgil Grissom Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Virgil Grissom Elementary School's student population of 198 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students198 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Virgil Grissom Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Virgil Grissom Elementary School is 0.15, 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#99 out of 1232 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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2%
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Hispanic
5%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
94%
77%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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4%
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Diversity Score0.150.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorth Scott Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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