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Novak Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 556 students

 

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Posted December 24, 2013

This school lacks in compassion for their students, empathy for parents, and overall caring. They allowed my daughter with autism to be beat up by other students for months regardless of my complaints, then told me that it was mutual at that point and my daughter needs to stop defending herself. The kindergarten class went through 3 teachers in 9 months. Teachers full of themselves, do very little to protect students, do not follow requests of parents. School refused to protect my older daughter with PTSD from possible danger. They also do not work well with outside agencies. Stay clear of this school! Not worth the risk!
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Posted November 27, 2013

I went to Novak last year it was so much fun some of u could disagree with me but I love that school.I had wonderful teachers that helped me get through k-5 it was awesome!!Now 2 of my siblings go there and they love it there!!Thank u to all the teachers from the reading teachers to the home room teachers miss you guy a lot. :(


Posted April 5, 2010

Novak had my son from first through fifth grade. They all were excellent there. The staff is super friendly, helpful and loving to the kids. I am excited to see my daughter go to the brand new Novak building one year after it will be open. Keep up the wonderful jobs you do for our children Novak and see you with my daughter in 2011.
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Posted August 3, 2007

Novak's staff is outstanding! We moved her last year and my child has problems adjusting...the staff was caring and went above and beyond to make my child feel welcome and help enroll him in the extra classes he needed to succeed. Teachers also too extra time out of their day to inform me on how he was adjusting and concerns that they had.
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Posted May 29, 2007

My daughter is a kindergartner and she loves going to Novak. This is the second elementary school she has attended during this year because our family moved to Marion from Davenport. The entire staff is friendly and approachable. My child comes home every day, sharing her school experiences with a smile. As a parent, I feel that she is in a very safe environment. I can't say enough about their attention to her education. I am really happy that she is going to Novak.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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

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 83% 81%
Black 8% 5%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 29%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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401 29th St
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 447-3300

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