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Prairie Ridge Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 546 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2010

Wonderful teachers who care about the children; we feel very lucky to have such a great school!
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Posted May 3, 2010

Great!! School and teachers. I'm so very happy my son is attending this awesome school. One of the best in Iowa.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

This is a wonderful school with focus on parents and teachers helping students learn. They prepare the kids beginning in kindergarten through 12th grade on the real world!
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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities23%
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 88% 81%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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401 76th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone: (319) 848-5100

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