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Irving Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 393 students

 
 

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Posted February 22, 2014

We love this school. The teachers and staff are very involved. The PTO is very active. We absolutely love having the option of year-round education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

As a grandparent, I think Irving Elementary School is top drawer. My grandchild is thriving in the school's atmosphere. I would also like to acknowledge the administrative staff in the office. Helpful, kind and accommodating! Keep up the good work, our youngsters' successes will be your reward!


Posted September 16, 2009

the teachers are all very dedicated to their profession and do a wonderful job and all the staff makes it feel like everyone there is one big happy family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Irving is the oldest elementary school in town. It is centrally located and houses both the Year Round and Traditional calendars. We opted for the YRE program. YRE is a wonderful option in Indianola and parents in Des Moines and other towns are often envious of this program. It is ideal for working parents, as children learn throughout the year and have the added benefit of breaks & intersession enrichment options rather than long summers in which they become bored and out of the learning mode. There are a wide variety of students at all academic levels, and our teachers adjust to accommodate students' needs. The PTO group works hard and is very active. This is a great way to meet other parents and be involved in your child's education. Irving is fortunate to have YRE & we are proud to say our progressive town offers it.
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Posted June 5, 2006

Irving houses the YRE (year-round education) option for the Indianola school district, in addition to a traditional calendar. YRE is open to all K-5 students in the district. Two of our four children have been enrolled in the YRE program since kindergarten (they are entering 3rd and 2nd grades, respectively) and we could not be more pleased. The teachers are excellent, and have worked hard to challenge our children and their peers who are at the top of the class. The YRE program begins mid-July after a 6-week summer break, with 3-week fall and spring breaks (compared to 1-week for the traditional calendar). YRE students have the option to attend 'intersessions' which are 1-week enrichment classes in a wide variety of subjects offered during two of the three weeks of fall and spring breaks. Test-scores are (unofficially) higher. Parents are extremely involved at Irving, with a very active PTO and 'class parent's.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%
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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
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
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
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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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 94% 81%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
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 26%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 West Clinton
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: (515) 961-9560

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