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Brubaker Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 661 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2010

This school doesn't get a high academic rating now, but it is not do to lack of talented teachers and great instruction. My children have went to this school 8 years combined so far and I open-enrolled them for good reason. This school may be struggling to work with lack of funding and resources, and its own economical and geographical disadvantages but you won't see that stop their strong principal Mr. Lord from doing all he can to make this school the best. The school's friendly atmosphere reminds me of a smaller town school. Each child is greeted by name by one of the teachers or staff members. One of the office staff members, Deb knows the name of almost every child. She is so helpful and like the rest of the staff she makes you know your child is safe. I am very happy with this school.
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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

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

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
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

Math

All Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial45%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial64%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities27%
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 67% 81%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Black 8% 5%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 75%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Des Moines, IA 50317
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