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Cardinal Elementary School

Public | PK-2 | 288 students


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Posted March 24, 2010

The principal at this school is not very good with the other staff, and does not handle parents with concerns well at all. The principal frequently talks down to others, and there is a lack of confidentiality. The school boasted last year that finally after a semester of 2nd grade the student learned their addresses after months of work. The learning standards are very low, lots of kids struggle even with low expectations. The teachers do the best they can with what they are supplied with and the limitations that are placed on them. No one, parent or child, should ever feel bad for being different than others be it slow or fast learning skills. This school is not a good fit for any of my children. We hope that this school is able to improve the quality of learning and the quality of respect for the good of the students!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 30, 2009

cause they help their kids learn and wanting them to make something out of them selves and they want all the kids to move up and be who they want o be
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Posted April 7, 2009

Open classrooms can be a big problem for a lot of kids. Confidentiality about other parents and their kids is a big problem.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 6, 2007

This is a very good elementary school! The principal, teachers and support staff care about the children and communicate well to the parents. Parents are very active in this school and are encouraged to be an active participant in their child's learning.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 56%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1003 Pershing Rd
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: (563) 652-5157


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