Richard O. Jacobson Elementary School

Claimed
This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, are making about average year-over-year academic improvement, ... More
Academics
4/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This suggests that most students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Science
79%
State avg: 81%
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Reading
76%
State avg: 76%
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Math
71%
State avg: 79%
Details
5/10
Student progress

Worth a deeper look:

Students at this school are making average academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Average progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but keeping up with their peers.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to help students grow and reach their full potential.

Equity
3/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

A worrisome sign:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling behind other students in the state, and this school may have significant achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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White
72%
Hispanic
24%
Black
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Two or more races
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Asian
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
480 :1
State avg: 409 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
95%
State avg: 90%
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Neighborhood
1004 Seventh St Ne
Belmond, IA 50421
Mike Thompson, Principal - Principal
(641) 444-3995
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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