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Starry Elementary School

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Posted November 15, 2010

I felt a complete lack of cooperation with the staff of this school, particularly with the principal. I had to pull my oldest child out of the school, because she wasn't able to accomplish anything in this learning environment. I thought maybe it was a fluke, so I enrolled my younger child years later. It became apparent that it wasn't a fluke at all when I also had to pull her out of the school. I should mention that the same principal remains in place to this day. It is my opinion that this school would benefit from new leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

Avoid this school if your child is at all ahead of his/her peers. This school is happy to teach to the bottom of the class and to let your child flounder until they fall back to the level of everyone else. Working with the administration is a nightmare - the principal had no idea what the district's published policies even were.
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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged73%
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
White 88% 81%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
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 31%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 South 15th St
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 377-4698

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