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Waukee Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1069 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2011

This is a great school! Brand new building and wonderful teachers who care. Very impressed mom new to elementary schools (my son is in kindergarten)
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Posted October 11, 2008

My son is currently a 4th grade student at WE. He's attended this school since K. I am extremely pleased with the education he has received. My son receives academic help from the special education dept. They have taken him from a non-reader to a child that is at grade level in reading. This is huge for us. I have nothing but great things to say about this school, the gen ed teachers and the spec ed teachers.
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Posted August 25, 2007

I have had two different children attend Waukee Elementary for a combined total of 7 years. Overall we have been pleased. The teachers are caring and I always felt very welcome in the building and classroom. I didn't love every teacher that we had, but I didn't have any specific complaints about them. The few complaints that I do have include: -The district is growing sooo quickly and buildings are going up every year. This means the elementary boundries change almost every year. -The program for 'gifted' children is not strong. The 'gifted' teachers seem willing to nod at you while you talk, but also seem to believe they know more about your child than you do. -Lunch time is ridiculously short. Elementary children have less than 20 minutes to eat. They may stay longer to finish, but the older children have already started coming in the lunch
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Posted August 8, 2007

My children hae attended Waukee Schools since kindergarten. We have had a mixed bag of experiences. There are some very wonderful teachers in the district. There are also some that should not be working with children. The biggest concern is adminstration's lack of willingness or ability to deal with negative issues in the district. They are very much 'a stick your head in the sand' mentality, though they are very proud of their bricks and mortar dynasty they are creating. This is district that when it is good it is very, very good and when it it bad it is horrid. Good luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

This school is fabulous! I moved to Waukee from the West Des Moines school district and I couldn't be more pleased! I've never had a more positive parenting experience or such a close relationship with my kids' teachers. It made the school year fantastic and my kids can't wait for next school year... that's saying something!
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Posted January 15, 2007

I have had a son at Waukee Elementary for the last 5 years. We have had positive and negative experiences through out the years. They have a lot of gifted students, but lack in the area of providing services in all areas for these students.
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Posted August 26, 2003

I have 2 children in the elementary school and they have loved every year and have had excellent report cards which I think says a lot for the learning in the school. Our teachers are some of the best and work very hard for the kids and parents.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

107 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

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
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
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
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

Math

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities45%
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 90% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
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 19%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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850 6th St
Waukee, IA 50263
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Phone: (515) 987-5193

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