Walnut Hills Elementary School

4240 156th St
Urbandale, IA 50323
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Walnut Hills Elementary School serves 642 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Walnut Hills Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 642 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Walnut Hills Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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School Overview

Walnut Hills Elementary School's student population of 642 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
642 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Walnut Hills Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Walnut Hills Elementary School is 0.34, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#64 out of 1221 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
4%
7%
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White
81%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walnut Hills Elementary School's ranking?
Walnut Hills Elementary School is ranked #64 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
91% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 81% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Walnut Hills Elementary School?
642 students attend Walnut Hills Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Walnut Hills Elementary School students are White, 6% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Walnut Hills Elementary School?
Walnut Hills Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Walnut Hills Elementary School offer ?
Walnut Hills Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Walnut Hills Elementary School part of?
Walnut Hills Elementary School is part of Waukee Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 642 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 81% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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