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North Cedar Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 265 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2010

Mt nieces go to school there and they are getting a great education. The teachers really care about each individual student and I love teh fact that if they are sick and their mom forgets to call the school, the school calls home to make sure all is ok. This school is way above the rest in my opinion. And they truly believe each child is equal to all of the others so they do not pick favorites or least favorites. My nieces want to be teachers because of North Cedar Elementary School.


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers truly care about all the kids at North Cedar.


Posted July 31, 2008

I have 2 children attending this school. The teachers and staff are wonderful. The parents are supportive of their children. I wouldn't have my children go to any other school than NORTH CEDAR!! I like the atmosphere here...it isn't snobbish and it isn't ghetto as some like to say. I feel I have the support my kids and I need and they have mine. I wouldn't have it any other way!! Love it!! North Cedar pride!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

I have had only positive experiences with everyone at the North Cedar School. Teachers and staff are caring, understanding and just wonderful. I feel there are accademically areas that need improving BUT I have also NEVER heard of a school that didn't need improving somewhere. I beleive that they are making great efforts to improve. I feel that the music program is wonderful. Children who are involved in music tend to have improved self esteem and grades. THIS PARENT IS PLEASED and with continued efforts and involvement of parents, teachers and staff we can accomplish more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Small classroom sizes are huge plus at this school. Teachers are involved and motivated. Principal has made huge strides in renewing sense of pride in this small school. The neighborhoods in the school district are being renewed as well with new housing. The class my son is in has over 10 students participating in whole grade advancement and there are only approx. 30 some kids total in the grade! WOW!!! What a testament to this school and the staff. Parents are great as well. The PTA is very active and involved on a daily basis with the school and the are numerous school events involving families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Good intentions but parents are rarely involved w/ school events. 1/2 of student population is from a 'ghetto' nieghborhood.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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