Wright Elementary School

  • Wright Elementary School serves 280 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 65-69% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Wright 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 15:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 15:1.

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School Overview

  • Wright Elementary School's student population of 280 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Wright 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wright Elementary School is 0.59, 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 School Rank#995 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
11%
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Black
7%
6%
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White
60%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score0.590.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Wright Elementary School is Orchard Place School (0.6 miles away)
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