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Wildwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 359 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2008

All three of our children have or are currently attending Wildwood. The teachers work very closely with parents to maintain a great communication of how our children are doing academically. I know that if there is ever a need to contact the principal or one of my kids' teachers, that their doors are always open! Thanks for doing such a great job educating our children and keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2008

I am a parent of two children who have attended this wonderful school. My oldest child attended from Kindergarten through 6th grade and will be going to Middle School in the Fall of '08. We did have one bad experience in one of his very early years, but the school principal listened to our complaints, worked with us and promptly took care of the problem. All of the teachers that my children have had are very dedicated to teaching these young children, I have great respect for all of the staff at Wildwood Elementary. My children have received a great education there and have had wonderful early educational experiences. Thanks for all that you do Wildwood Staff!! And keep up the good work. Proud Parent of two students from Wildwood Elementary School.
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Posted May 18, 2006

For the most part I have been very satisified with my children's educational experience at Wildwood and would not want them to go to any other school. A big thanks to all the staff at Wildwood. Keep up the good work.
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Posted August 28, 2005

On day two of Kindergarten they let my child get on the wrong bus and he was found across town crying in an alley. Bad supervision!
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Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter attends first grade at Wildwood and her teacher, Mrs. Rupe, is one of the best teachers I have ever dealt with. Mr. Pixley, the principal is also very involved with daily activies and the children which I think is great.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
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
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners30%

Reading

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
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 Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
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 68% 81%
Hispanic 29% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 53%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ottumwa, IA 52501
Phone: (641) 683-1843

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