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: 2017 (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 510,094
Number Of Iowa Schools 1,333
Number Of Iowa School Districts 334
Spending Per Student $13,027

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 74.2442195283763
4th Grade 74.1926581116262
5th Grade 74.8640935932578
6th Grade 72.9938595655866
7th Grade 74.290719959476
8th Grade 74.3424396442186
10th Grade 77.0254610084435

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 76.7196235725474
4th Grade 77.0163089859315
5th Grade 73.7325407960268
6th Grade 74.13783539271
7th Grade 81.3136084526086
8th Grade 74.0711173923191
10th Grade 80.6924715230206

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 79.4% 50.6%
Black 6.3% 16.0%
Hispanic 11.1% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.6% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.1% 48.4%
English Language Learners 5.6% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 12.7% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.35
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Iowa Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 3,145,711 325,719,178
Population Density (per sq. mile) 56 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.3% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 20.0% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.7% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 25.9% 26.1%
65 Or Older 16.1% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,251,587 117,430,281
Single Parent Households With Children 9.2% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.8% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.7% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.4% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.9% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.0% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.6% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.1% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.8% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 10.3% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,726 $3,430,735,424 51.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $372 $189,974,690 2.9%
Staff $466 $237,839,180 3.6%
General Administration $258 $131,587,327 2.0%
School Administration $597 $304,455,415 4.6%
Operation $916 $467,415,844 7.0%
Transportation $394 $200,978,343 3.0%
Other $284 $144,899,163 2.2%
Total Support $3,288 $1,677,152,877 25.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,014 $1,537,172,933 23.1%
Total Expenditures $13,027 $6,645,049,446 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%