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Briggs Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 287 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2012

Our 3 kids had a great experience there. Caring teachers, great principal, and overall positive learning experience. For those parents who take the opportunity to be involved it is a great choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

Tend to agree with the 2009 statements regarding the small town attitudes, clicks and gossiping among teachers and assistants. Teachers are only nuturing and caring towards their own. Too many relatives hired in one organization usually does not work out for those who are not related. Maquoketa schools are a prime example of this. My son is now in a school that can make the state grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My son gets individual attention & assistance with his work so he can excell.
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Posted January 27, 2010

The Briggs Principal, teachers and staff are some of the most caring and loving people I have met and I am thankful my daughter gets the opportunity to learn in a small community. I moved to Maquoketa from Atlanta 8 years ago and am so thankful my daughter is growing up in a loving and caring environment that stimulates learning without fear or judgement. Students are treated and encouraged to be the best they can be! Thank you Briggs Elementary!
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Posted April 7, 2009

A lot of favortisim in these schools. Small town, everyone is related to someone. Not very acceptive of 'newcomers'. The only opinion that counts in theirs. You are basically along for the ride and need to keep your mouth shut.
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Posted April 5, 2009

If it was not for the clickish, small town mentality of Maquoketa schools they could be awesome.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
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

Math

All Students70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities30%
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 87% 81%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 West Quarry St
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: (563) 652-4996

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