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Wilkins Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 437 students

 

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Posted August 14, 2014

Wilkins is amazing! We moved out of the district and my kids transferred, however they dearly missed Wilkins and I will be open enrolling them so they can go back this year. The staff is amazing and they make you family. They get to know you and they challenge the kids to achieve better. Every child,no matter the family background or finances, is truly an equal. I have zero complaints about Wilkins I'm the 5 years I've had my children there. The 20 minute drive there (from our home) is worth the experience and education my kids have had/ and will have. I can't wait because I too have missed Wilkins! Xoxo
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Posted July 21, 2014

Wilkins Elementary School is the BEST school ever! The staff is AMAZING! I would recommend this school to anyone who is in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2014

Our family absolutely loves this school! All of the staff is so involved and they all really do care about our children. They go out of their way to ensure the safety and happiness of each child. Every time I have been there, all of the teachers, support staff (and students!) have been nothing but helpful and kind. There is a large focus on teaching the children manners and politeness, in addition to regular learning. I also appreciate their drive to advance technologically. After hearing from parents who have children in surrounding schools, I wouldn't switch my children for anything! (I'm honestly not sure where the review from below came from because we've never had any problems.)
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Posted August 2, 2013

My children went to this school in 2009/2010 and it was awful. They had no patience or guidance for my son in kindergarten. Later he was diagnosed with ADHD. The staff and principal were rude and lazy. They blamed parenting for my son's shortcomings. This was a terrible experience for my family. As soon as my son transferred to another school, he excelled!
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Posted April 22, 2010

I think it's a very nice school with people who seem to really care for your child. It has even more potential if given the right opportunity and finances.
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Posted December 18, 2008

i am very proud to have my son go to this school ever since he started wilkins he as improved alot. i would recommend this school to any one . there teaching and listening and trying to work with the kids and there parents are wonderful .. and they hellp out alot not just in education form they even help out in personal form also and that is perfect.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

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

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities36%
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
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
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 Students97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 85% 81%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 9%
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 33%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2127 27th St
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 447-3380

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