Iowa
Public School Ratings



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Iowa Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Iowa School Districts by City
Number Of Students 508,014
Number Of Iowa Schools 1,329
Number Of Iowa School Districts 337
Spending Per Student $12,214

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 75.1736972414272
4th Grade 75.0159226805244
5th Grade 75.8604243573511
6th Grade 73.8244194274429
7th Grade 75.0530867371017
8th Grade 75.3277757265149
11th Grade 78.1725745218362

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 77.7673361570433
4th Grade 78.1378544418769
5th Grade 75.0914217041269
6th Grade 75.475564581576
7th Grade 82.5952710396362
8th Grade 75.3538042453115
11th Grade 81.809511388383

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 80.6% 51.5%
Black 5.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 10.7% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.5% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 5.4% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 12.5% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.36
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Iowa Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,134,693 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 56 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.1% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.1% 26.2%
65 Or Older 15.8% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,242,641 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.2% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.5% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 13.1% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.9% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.8% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.4% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 15.3% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 11.0% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,373 $3,237,499,339 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $335 $170,410,884 2.7%
Staff $348 $176,608,614 2.8%
General Administration $243 $123,294,577 2.0%
School Administration $564 $286,391,365 4.6%
Operation $920 $467,427,951 7.5%
Transportation $400 $202,963,870 3.3%
Other $261 $132,578,395 2.1%
Total Support $3,070 $1,559,742,623 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,771 $1,407,576,027 22.7%
Total Expenditures $12,214 $6,204,814,931 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%