Sawyer Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA 50010
Phone
(515) 239-3790
District
AMES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
STORY COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
360
Classroom Teachers
26

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Iowa

8

(10 is best)

Better than 70.3% of IA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

7

(10 is best)

Sawyer Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 87 75
Proficiency in Reading 87 75
Proficiency in Math 87 76

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 80 74
Proficiency in Reading 82 73
Proficiency in Math 77 75

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 79 74
Proficiency in Reading 74 75
Proficiency in Math 84 73

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 13.85
AVG FOR DISTRICT 15.71
AVG FOR STATE 14.54
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 70 19.4%
Grade 1 57 15.8%
Grade 2 50 13.9%
Grade 3 53 14.7%
Grade 4 68 18.9%
Grade 5 62 17.2%
Total 360 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 69.8% 70.7% 78.3%
Black 10.5% 9.6% 6.7%
Hispanic 11.7% 9.3% 11.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 8.1% 9.9% 2.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 31.7% 32.5% 41.8%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 27.5% 26.8% 35.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.2% 5.7% 6.9%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 62,691 3,156,145
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,706.7 56
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.7% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.8% 19.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 52.3% 31.7%
45-64 YEARS OLD 13.3% 25.7%
65 OR OLDER 8.9% 16.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 23,969 1,256,855
Single Parent Households With Children 3.5% 9.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.5% 92.0%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 61.6% 28.2%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 7.9% 9.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.7% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.3% 14.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.1% 19.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.3% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.9% 14.3%
$15,000 or less 18.8% 9.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,436 $33,595,848 48.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $411 $1,856,898 2.7%
Staff $707 $3,194,226 4.6%
General Administration $285 $1,287,630 1.9%
School Administration $562 $2,539,116 3.7%
Operation $878 $3,966,804 5.8%
Transportation $577 $2,606,886 3.8%
Other $519 $2,344,842 3.4%
Total Support $3,939 $17,796,402 25.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,895 $17,597,610 25.5%
Total Expenditures $15,270 $68,989,860 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,829 $3,516,508,590 52.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $382 $196,721,892 2.9%
Staff $537 $276,458,426 4.1%
General Administration $259 $133,575,016 2.0%
School Administration $604 $311,029,217 4.6%
Operation $922 $474,766,194 7.1%
Transportation $403 $207,347,501 3.1%
Other $289 $148,602,633 2.2%
Total Support $3,396 $1,748,558,195 26.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,843 $1,463,921,389 21.8%
Total Expenditures $13,068 $6,728,974,783 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%