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Virgil Grissom Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 227 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2010

My 5th grade teacher was awesome! She helped me with not being so talkative and got me ready for 7th grade instead of JUST 6th grade.


Posted June 8, 2005

I think Virgil Grissom was a great place to have my kids go to school. They all did well and I had no problems with any ot the staff. They have moved on to high school and Jr. High and are doing well there to, perhaps because they received a good education in elemenatary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

I currently have a daughter who will be in 2nd grade as well as 3 other children who will be attending Virgil Grissom. I have been very pleased with the school and feel that not only has my daughter recieved a quality education but has also felt a since of belonging thanks to the small class sizes and a staff who has a genuine concern for her success as a student. She has really enjoyed the extra activities offerered by the school. She played basket ball, participated in Jump Rope for heart, sang in the music program, had her artwork posted on a website and took several fun field trips. The PTA at the school hosts all school skating parties, a school carnival, Santas secret shop, Grandparents day and other fun activities. I am also impressed with the extra help available for kids who need it. I give Grissom an A+.
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Posted June 7, 2005

My daughter just completed 1st grade at Grissom and I couldn't be happier with the curriculum, the teachers, the administration, and the facilities. I find the fact that students learn math during P.E., see teachers who really collaborate such as the Music & P.E. teachers, have an active counselor and 'Lunch Bunch', learn about others in their school through their Grissom Families, interact with those parents who are able to volunteer during class time, see their parents give time to PTA meetings and activities, and have teachers who value the student AND parent input leave Grissom truly enriched and ready for the next step in the learning process. I would hope every parent/guardian will be prepared to take an active role in his/her child's education. The foundation of a positive and an elevating educational experience starts at home and continues as a partnership with the child's school.
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Posted May 9, 2005

The teachers are nice, but they do not push your child to do better in any subject. The school is way behind in technology, and I would be suprised if they even make national standards. Be prepared to teach your own child, or they will be left behind when middle school arrives. There is no culture, no activities provided by the school, unless you want to watch chicks hatch in class(third grade). No early foreign language development, musical exploration, or computer programming offered at this school.
—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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

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

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 95% 81%
Hispanic 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Princeton, IA 52768
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