Crocker Elementary School

Summary:

Crocker Elementary School is a high-performing public elementary school in Ankeny, Iowa, serving around 500 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. It is part of the Ankeny Community School District, which is ranked 33 out of 311 school districts in Iowa and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Crocker Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Iowa, ranking 40th out of 565 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. Its students have significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science compared to the state and district averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 84.7% of 5th-grade students at Crocker were proficient in ELA, compared to 80.7% in the Ankeny district and 68.3% statewide. Crocker also has a lower student-teacher ratio (13.9) compared to some nearby schools, such as Westwood Elementary (16.9) and Heritage Elementary (17.4), which may contribute to its strong academic performance.

While Crocker Elementary has a relatively homogeneous student population, with 78.8% of students identifying as White, this does not appear to have a negative impact on its academic performance. The school's lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (19.2%) compared to nearby schools, such as East Elementary (36.56%) and Northwest Elementary (33.62%), suggests a higher socioeconomic status of the student population, which may also contribute to Crocker's success.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2910 SW Applewood St
       Ankeny, IA  50023


(515) 965-9710

District: Ankeny Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
40th of 565 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,111 Help


Students who attend Crocker Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Parkview Middle School
High:    Ankeny High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  500

Racial breakdown:

White:
78.8%
Two or more races:
8.4%
Hispanic:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Crocker Elementary School ranks better than 92.9% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranks 4th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Ankeny Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.81. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (78.8%), two or more races (8.4%), Hispanic (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Crocker Elementary School is 13.9, which is the 2nd best among 9 elementary schools in the Ankeny Community School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Crocker Elementary School is $12,111, which is the 2nd highest among 9 elementary schools in the Ankeny Community School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Crocker Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Ankeny Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ankeny Community School District 33rd of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Crocker Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 85.71 17th 626 97.3%
2013 82.25 30th 624 95.2%
2014 82.83 44th 603 92.7%
2015 79.47 72nd 616 88.3%
2016 80.32 60th 599 90.0%
2017 84.07 35th 574 93.9%
2018 83.98 40th 567 92.9%
2019 85.38 47th 603 92.2%
2021 85.98 41st 567 92.8%
2022 88.13 23rd 574 96.0%
2023 84.81 40th 565 92.9%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Iowa Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Crocker Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 393 9 8 14 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2006 425 12 13 11 0 n/a n/a 0 461
2007 532 11 12 15 2 n/a n/a 0 572
2008 623 9 15 17 2 n/a n/a 0 666
2009 521 12 14 12 2 n/a n/a 0 561
2010 550 9 16 20 3 0 10 0 608
2011 582 11 14 14 0 0 11 0 632
2012 605 13 16 17 0 0 15 0 666
2013 587 12 16 20 0 0 15 0 650
2014 581 14 14 21 0 0 16 0 646
2015 563 16 15 19 0 0 20 0 633
2016 557 14 18 20 3 0 31 0 643
2017 530 17 15 15 2 1 34 0 614
2018 563 12 15 23 2 1 46 0 662
2019 542 17 19 26 2 1 49 0 656
2020 538 13 22 35 2 0 53 0 663
2021 442 15 12 15 1 0 50 0 535
2022 402 15 10 22 1 0 41 0 491
2023 394 16 14 34 0 0 42 0 500

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Crocker Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 424 23.0 18.4 3.3
2006 461 23.6 19.5 3.3
2007 572 29.1 19.7 5.8
2008 666 37.6 17.7 6.6
2009 561 34.6 16.2 9.4
2010 608 39.6 15.3 9.9
2011 632 35.0 18.0 11.4
2012 666 33.8 19.6 11.1
2013 650 34.2 18.9 10.5
2014 646 35.4 18.2 12.1
2015 633 36.0 17.5 11.1
2016 643 39.0 16.4 10.7
2017 614 35.0 17.5 14.2
2018 662 34.2 19.3 13.9
2019 656 33.0 19.8 15.7
2020 663 34.8 19.0 14
2021 535 34.8 15.3 12.9
2022 491 33.8 14.4 15.9
2023 500 35.9 13.9 19.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Crocker Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 424 23.0 18.4 3.3
2006 461 23.6 19.5 3.3
2007 572 29.1 19.7 5.8
2008 666 37.6 17.7 6.6
2009 561 34.6 16.2 9.4
2010 608 39.6 15.3 9.9
2011 632 35.0 18.0 11.4
2012 666 33.8 19.6 11.1
2013 650 34.2 18.9 10.5
2014 646 35.4 18.2 12.1
2015 633 36.0 17.5 11.1
2016 643 39.0 16.4 10.7
2017 614 35.0 17.5 14.2
2018 662 34.2 19.3 13.9
2019 656 33.0 19.8 15.7
2020 663 34.8 19.0 14
2021 535 34.8 15.3 12.9
2022 491 33.8 14.4 15.9
2023 500 35.9 13.9 19.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Crocker Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $254 (2.1%) $11,857 (97.9%) $12,111

Data source: Iowa Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Crocker Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 47th of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 40th of 565 Elementary schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Crocker Elementary School)78.882.8
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Community School District)77.378
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.366.3
 1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Crocker Elementary School)85.989.2
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ankeny Community School District)86.383.8
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.775.3
 3.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Crocker Elementary School)81.184.4
 3.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Community School District)8586.2
 1.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.1
 2.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Crocker Elementary School)92.584.4
 8.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny Community School District)88.884
 4.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.572.9
 0.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Crocker Elementary School)8684.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ankeny Community School District)84.980.7
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.368.3
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Crocker Elementary School)9090.6
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ankeny Community School District)87.782.8
 4.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.471.3
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students656500
 23.8%
African American1716
 5.9%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian1914
 26.3%
Hispanic2634
 30.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White542394
 27.3%
Two or More Races4942
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.7%19.2%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Crocker Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 500 students attended Crocker Elementary School.

Yes. Crocker Elementary School ranks in the top 7.1% of Iowa elementary schools.

Students who attend Crocker Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Parkview Middle School
High : Ankeny High School

Students at Crocker Elementary School are 79% White, 8% Two or more races, 7% Hispanic, 3% African American, 3% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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