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Fillmore Elementary School

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Posted May 17, 2013

FOR ALL THOSE PARENTS CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN ATTENTING THIS SCHOOL FALL 2013- YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOO! BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE SCHOOL AND YOUR CHILD S EDUCATION. THE MORE PARENTS WE HAVE WHO CARE THE FASTER THIS SCHOOL WILL MEET THE STATE REQUIREMENTS. DON'T COMPLAIN AND NOT DO ANYTHING. DO SOMETHING AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE EDUCATION YOUR CHILD RECEIVES. PLEASE SEE MY REVIEW OF THIS SCHOOL. This is my son's first year of school and his kindergarten teacher is one of the greatest people I have met. My son was diagnosed with ADHD this year and his teacher and the Vera French worker have been the best support team for us. They have continued to work with my son and thru this entire school year and at the beginning of the year he barely met the requirements and now he is passing all test and meeting all goals. We are looking forward to this coming school year and learning even more great things at Fillmore!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Fillmore has the opportunity to be a great school. There are some people living within the boundary of this school that have chosen to ignore the opportunities of the school to thrive. Yes test scores aren't the best, however STANDARDIZED tests are not the best way to determine if a school is great. I was apprehensive about letting my daughter go to this school when I saw the test scores however I decided that it isn't only up to the school to teach my daughter the things she needs to learn. As a parent if you are involved in your child's learning they will do wonders! Staying in touch with the teachers is easy to do if you take the time to do it. I am dedicated to making this school better by being an active participant in my child's learning. I have two more children that I will happily send to this school in the next two years. I urge other parents to be accountable for their children's education and don't let lower test scores let you pass up this school. They are just numbers and we can make them fly high! We CAN make this school better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

I am a Grandma to Jillian Peiffer, and Matthew Peiffer, and I want to thank you for doing such a great job with my Grandchildren! I went to grade school for a couple of years when I was younger at Fillmore and Howard Backous was the Principal at that time, I have such wonderful memories of going to school at Fillmore. Thank you .... you have allot to be proud of.... Maureen Peiffer


Posted September 17, 2009

I love that they know every student by name. They teach them manners, life skills & that they need to do their personal best in all that they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

My childrens' ITBS scores have soared since they attended Fillmore! The curriculum is very strong!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

my son has been going there since july and the staff has been great.we moved to the usa from england and they have been very supportive.I have been really happy with this school so far
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

I am a teacher at Fillmore School and am proud to say I work at such a wonderful place. I love coming to work everyday, the staff, students and parents make my work so rewarding. I know first hand that every staff memeber takes great pride in the job they do, as a parent of two young children myself, I know that a great education and strong vaules are so important. I would be honored to send my children here in the future. Fillmore is for sure a place where you feel 'home away from home'. No other school that I have taught at has compared to Fillmore. What an awesome place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 30, 2008

I will give it a rating of 5 stars the staff and educators have gone above and beyond there call. It does come down to parenting and being involved. You get out what you put in to it. Step up and get involved with your school and childern
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

I am a parent of 4 kids. I currently have one child in Fillmore. Another will be attending in the fall. I think Fillmore is a wonderful school and has come a long way since my son first started. Their staff is very consistent with the kids and caring. My son has ADHD and the staff take good care of him. They offer counseling among other things to help him with behavior. I feel the staff goes out of their way to make sure each student succeeds. I am very excited for my 5 year old to start kindergarten this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

As a parent of 2 Filmore students I can say that I love this school. The teachers actually care about the children and this shows in the one on one time they spend with each and every one of them. The teachers are quick to discover problem areas and even quicker to set a plan in motion to help the children over come their problem areas. I am very pleased with the education my children receive at Filmore and I am very proud to say that I am a mother of 2 filmore students.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students48%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
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 Students61%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students53%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 81%
Black 27% 5%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Hispanic 12% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 77%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Davenport, IA 52806
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