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Bloomer Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 537 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2013

Both of my children are new to bloomer this year. Their teachers have been welcoming and wonderful to both of them. Yes the parking is horrible but that is how is at most schools. I can say that Bloomer is warm and welcoming and the staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2013

I must agree parking is terrible. I understand that there is only so much that can be done with limited space but what gets me is the people who just park in the drop off/ pick up lane and block it up so the rest of us who need to pick up and drop off can not. I am not referring to the pre school parents. They have a separate pick up and drop off. I am a volunteer and have offered to help out many times with the parking people and inside the classrooms, with fundraising ideas etc. but they don't seem interested in the help inside or outside the classrooms much of the time. Don't get me wrong. There are some really really fantastic teachers at Bloomer. Not just one or two. There are quite a few. My main complaints are parking, lack of sufficient notice, especially with fundraisers and contests, and hardly using volunteers. I think better organization and allowing us volunteers to really actually help out in and around the school would make a huge difference. Not just the occasional field trip or holiday party. Parent volunteers are a major untapped resource that could help out our school in a very big way. I am here to help in any way the school needs it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Parking is horrible. I feel as if their is tension between preschool parents and other students parents because preschool gets its own parking in front of the school. Other parents have to park on a busy street. The school sits on a busy street. Oriention was very unorganized with no one telling you were to go, we just walked into the school, no one greeted us, and were just a bunch of tables. Most of the teachers are rude and never smile to parents. My child's teacher seems to really care about her students, probably the only teacher on the building. I still have yet to meet the principal. I don't know where she was back to school night. They do all this fundraising, but still haven't had a party. We are two months into the school year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Unsure about quality of academic programs or testing. These children practice the same test weekly; then get the exact same test that is used to judge the quality of the teaching method. I do not like this at all and do not understand how they can get away with it. This school has no extracurricular activities that I am aware of. I was told they can't have a sport there because they rent out the gym to outside agencies to make money. And, level of parent involvement; I have gone to a few PTA meetings. I was one of 4 parents there. I was not impressed at all. Actually I am considering taking my children to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

Bloomer is an awesome school, with lots of extras!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners92%

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners62%
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 Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 81%
Hispanic 17% 9%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 76%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 328-6519

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