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Central Elementary School

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Posted July 31, 2013

I grew up in this small town and attended this school from K to 12. I cannot say enough great things about Nevada and the school system. It trained me for my career in international business all over the globe.


Posted June 12, 2010

Everyone from the Principal to teachers, to office staff, to lunch staff has been extremely nice and helpful. My special needs son has benefitted greatly from their programs. You can tell they really care about the students and it shows in the tangible progress they make and their desire to go to school! My son is sad it's summer, he misses school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers and staff are wonderful. Nevada is rated one of the top schools in the county.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities20%
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 86% 81%
Hispanic 6% 9%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 5%
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 40%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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910 10th St
Nevada, IA 50201
Phone: (515) 382-2383

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