Walnut Hills Elementary School

4240 156th St
Urbandale, IA 50323
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Walnut Hills Elementary School serves 703 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Walnut Hills Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 91% (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 89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Walnut Hills Elementary School's student population of 703 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students703 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Walnut Hills 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 diversity score of Walnut Hills Elementary School is 0.24, 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
#79 out of 1232 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
11%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
87%
76%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaukee Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Walnut Hills Elementary School is Prairieview School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Webster Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Urbandale Webster Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 534 students
    0.1 miles
    12955 Aurora Avenue
    Urbandale, IA 50323
    (515) 331-8600
    0.1 PK-5 534
  • Clive Shuler Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 684 students
    0.9 miles
    16400 Douglas Parkway
    Clive, IA 50325
    (515) 987-8597
    0.9 K-5 684
  • Waukee Eason Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 582 students
    2.1 miles
    605 Se Boone Dr
    Waukee, IA 50263
    (515) 987-5200
    2.1 K-5 582
  • Urbandale Radiant Elementary School

    2.3 miles
    5050 175h St
    Urbandale, IA 50323
    (515) 987-5161
    2.3 n/a n/a
  • Waukee Grant Ragan Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 712 students
    2.4 miles
    645 Ne Dartmoor Drive
    Waukee, IA 50263
    (515) 987-0435
    2.4 PK-5 712

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