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Irving Elementary School

Public | PK-5

We are best known for dual language program.

 

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Posted December 11, 2013

This is a very good school my kids are learning a lot thanks to the good staff they got there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

I took my college class studying the immigration controversy to observe the bilingual program at Irving both this year and last year. The class and I were amazed at how well the program is working, and at the competence of the teachers and administrators involved. it was the enthusiasm and fluency in both languages that made the visit so special. Congrats to all involved.


Posted May 13, 2012

Very good school, only dual immersion Spanish program in the area. Great Principal. Focus in discipline, also
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
51%
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
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learners84%

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners57%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities87%
English language learners83%

Reading

All Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learners54%
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 Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners90%

Reading

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners75%
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
Hispanic 66% 9%
White 10% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
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  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Rich McGrath
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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  • The Sioux City Community School District offers a richly diverse and warmly accepting group of students, faculty and staff. Here are just a few of the things our district offers: ** All day kindergarten ** Before and after school programs ** Dedicated faculty and staff ** Many different academies and programs to ensure your child gets the most out of their educational experience ** Preschool ** Progressive technology applications ** Rigorous curriculum in the core subjects ** Talented and Gifted (TAG) program ** 58% of teachers have advanced degrees
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901 Floyd Blvd
Sioux City, IA 51105
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Phone: (712) 279-6834

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