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Poyner Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 528 students

Engaged in Learning, Striving for Excellence, Prepared for Success!

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 9 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted February 21, 2014

Poyner Elementary is a school with a caring and hardworking staff, dedicated to the success and academic growth of their students. The students enjoy coming to school because it is a safe and nurturing environment to be in. Go Panthers!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 20, 2014

Poyner is an amazing school to work at. The staff are friendly and fun to be around.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 18, 2014

Great school. The staff is friendly and good with the kids. I love the safety precautions that are taken.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

The staff is friendly, caring and helpful. School is in a great location and the building is well taken care of inside and out. Teachers are always quick to answer and questions or concerns that you have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

This is the most amazing building I have ever worked in. The staff cares about each and every student and will stop at nothing to help students succeed. The building is welcoming and open and there is always a ton of student work and celebrations posted throughout the halls. Our music programs are AMAZING thanks to our wonderful specialist team. Administration works together for the betterment of all students and staff. We love our community and have the best students, parents, and community members around! Evansdale is a wonderful place to raise a family and a great place to send your kids to school! We serve all levels of students with special needs - from cognitive delay to advanced and provide amazing services across the spectrum. You will not be disappointed! We love our school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 17, 2014

Poyner is a great school. Starting with the wonderful teachers my son has had, the principle, and all other staff that make the school day possible. They are all great about listening to their students, great open communication with parents, and open door policy to come and visit your child's classroom! They have great programs for every level learner to help them be successful and find each students strengths. We love Poyner, and look forward to the next several years as all four of our boys attend for K-5 grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

Poyner is a great school for my kids. They love their teachers and the atmosphere is positive and makes learning top priority. The school itself is clean and new, such a nice building!! The students are encouraged to become leaders and are rewarded for role model behavior. The school is also involved with anti-bullying tactics and I feel the teachers take this very seriously. The music program along with all the other extra activities offered (math/reading nights) are loved by all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

Poyner has a caring staff who put the students' needs first. A great place to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 17, 2014

The staff and teachers are wonderful role models for our children. Very focused and driven to make the best of every student that comes in their classrooms. Beautiful facility that houses a variety of educational opportunities that keeps the community active in the lives of our children. The Staff at Poyner are open to discussion and always looking for ways to improve!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

We have a great building, wonderful teachers who actually care about the students beyond just teaching them, administration staff who are involved with the students every day. The computer lab is a good one, the food is tasty, and the atmosphere in the school is a very positive one. We have many parent and grandparent volunteers who also help to assure the children get the attention they need to achieve the best they can. It may not be the biggest school in the area, but it is one where the children are encouraged to excel, the teachers care about the children, and parents are involved and making an effort to ensure all of this happens.


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities8%
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
White59%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged62%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 81%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 4% 5%
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 56%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Trista Manternach
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (319) 433-1535

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Gardening
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bunger Middle School
East High School
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1138 Central Ave
Evansdale, IA 50707
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Phone: (319) 433-1534

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