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Grant Wood Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted July 4, 2014

My son has attended Grant Wood for 4 years. He loves both his teachers and the friends that he has made. All of his teachers have had great communication with us. We could not be happier with his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

My daughter Chloe is finishing up 1st grade at Grant Wood. Her teacher Mrs. Holland is wonderful and last years Mrs. Ryan hugs Chloe every time she see's her. My daughter loves her school, her teachers and piers. Chloe is reading at 2nd grade level, which to me means, the school is doing a great job educating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

My children went there and had a great time! Paul Davis was an excellent principal and the teachers were really caring also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Grantwood was a great place for my kids to go to elementary school. Paul Davis was the best principal ever-----and the teachers were awesome. My kids loved Grantwood!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Mrs. Callahan has made many positive changes since becoming principaltwo years ago. Grant Wood has improved quite a bit since she has come on board.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

The school has improved with new leadership. I think there are other schools in the district that have better teacher-student ratios. There are a few teachers who are questionable...but overall the school is much better than it was under the previous leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Grant Wood Elementary has a wonderful new playgrgound, an immense new gym, the school district's Safety Village, an authenic Iowa prairie, a lovely city park attached to the school grounds, a very active PTO, terrific teachers, a low student-teacher ratio and the most culturally diverse student population in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

Whenever my son and I enter the school, we are greeted warmly by everyone-faculty, staff, even students. It seems that there is always a happy student holding a door open for me as I enter and exit the school! I know that if I have a question or concern, it will be handled immediately. My son has several 'advocates' supporting him daily. I cannot tell you how comforting that is. I went to Grant Wood Elementary and get a kick out of seeing some of the same teachers still working their magic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2003

We have two children at Grant Wood and our experience has been wonderful. Wonderful communication from the teachers, and the quality of the teachers we have had is great! Mrs. Lawrence provides outstanding leadership as the principal, and really makes an effort to make the students feel good about themselves. The school also offers a good before and after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%
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 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students42%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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 Students41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students52%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 Students62%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students59%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students47%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students47%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged39%
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
Black 39% 5%
White 29% 81%
Hispanic 22% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 61%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Iowa City, IA 52240
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