Cardinal Elementary

Public PK, KG-4

 5414 Hwy 16
       Eldon, IA  52554


(641) 652-3591

District: Cardinal Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
356th of 603 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,997 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5
Number of students:  520

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.3%
Hispanic:
6.2%
Two or more races:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.4%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Iowa Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Cardinal Elementary ranks worse than 59% of elementary schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.3%), Hispanic (6.2%), two or more races (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cardinal Elementary is 14.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cardinal Elementary is $10,997.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Cardinal Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cardinal Elementary 356th of 603 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Cardinal Elementary in the ranking list.)

Cardinal Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cardinal Community School District 284th of 321 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cardinal Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 39.11 464th 626 25.9%
2013 19.85 559th 624 10.4%
2014 14.83 545th 603 9.6%
2015 17.50 538th 616 12.7%
2016 36.97 455th 599 24.0%
2017 32.57 445th 574 22.5%
2018 45.25 369th 567 34.9%
2019 47.59 356th 603 41.0%

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 Cardinal Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 350 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1989 344 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1990 342 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1991 318 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 320
1992 330 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1993 313 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1994 362 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1995 331 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1996 331 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 332
1997 378 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 381
1998 336 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1999 369 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2000 370 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a -29 341
2001 355 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2002 267 4 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 279
2003 267 4 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 279
2004 304 2 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 310
2005 280 2 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2006 277 0 6 11 0 n/a n/a 0 294
2007 282 0 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2008 274 0 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 285
2009 255 0 3 10 0 n/a n/a 0 268
2010 252 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 265
2011 255 1 2 15 0 0 2 0 275
2012 273 0 1 11 0 0 1 0 286
2013 273 0 1 15 0 1 0 0 290
2014 322 5 1 7 0 0 3 0 338
2015 362 7 2 10 1 0 10 0 392
2016 395 9 1 12 0 0 20 0 437
2017 446 8 1 22 0 0 23 0 500
2018 427 7 2 23 0 0 17 0 476
2019 448 6 3 26 0 1 16 0 500
2020 454 8 0 32 0 4 22 0 520

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 Cardinal Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 351 23.0 15.2 33.3
1989 345 23.9 14.4 31.9
1990 344 23.5 14.6 35.2
1991 320 23.5 13.6 31.3
1992 332 23.0 14.4 31.3
1993 316 22.8 13.9 31
1994 366 28.2 13.0 30.1
1995 332 19.0 17.5 32.5
1996 332 19.0 17.5 32.5
1997 381 22.2 17.2 28.3
1998 340 23.2 14.7 37.1
1999 369 24.5 15.1 41.7
2000 341 17.0 20.1 37.6
2001 355 27.9 12.7 44.2
2002 279 27.0 10.3 47
2003 279 27.0 10.3 47
2004 310 25.5 12.2 48.7
2005 291 27.1 10.7 52.6
2006 294 26.5 11.1 51
2007 296 18.0 16.4 54.1
2008 285 17.9 15.9 56.5
2009 268 22.0 12.2 57.5
2010 265 18.8 14.0 64.5
2011 275 18.5 14.8 68
2012 286 18.9 15.1 67.1
2013 290 22.3 12.9 73.4
2014 338 21.5 15.7 69.2
2015 392 23.0 17.0 66.8
2016 437 25.0 17.4 65.4
2017 500 27.7 18.0 69
2018 476 28.9 16.4 63
2019 500 30.0 16.6 67.2
2020 520 35.8 14.5 70.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Cardinal Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 351 23.0 15.2 33.3
1989 345 23.9 14.4 31.9
1990 344 23.5 14.6 35.2
1991 320 23.5 13.6 31.3
1992 332 23.0 14.4 31.3
1993 316 22.8 13.9 31
1994 366 28.2 13.0 30.1
1995 332 19.0 17.5 32.5
1996 332 19.0 17.5 32.5
1997 381 22.2 17.2 28.3
1998 340 23.2 14.7 37.1
1999 369 24.5 15.1 41.7
2000 341 17.0 20.1 37.6
2001 355 27.9 12.7 44.2
2002 279 27.0 10.3 47
2003 279 27.0 10.3 47
2004 310 25.5 12.2 48.7
2005 291 27.1 10.7 52.6
2006 294 26.5 11.1 51
2007 296 18.0 16.4 54.1
2008 285 17.9 15.9 56.5
2009 268 22.0 12.2 57.5
2010 265 18.8 14.0 64.5
2011 275 18.5 14.8 68
2012 286 18.9 15.1 67.1
2013 290 22.3 12.9 73.4
2014 338 21.5 15.7 69.2
2015 392 23.0 17.0 66.8
2016 437 25.0 17.4 65.4
2017 500 27.7 18.0 69
2018 476 28.9 16.4 63
2019 500 30.0 16.6 67.2
2020 520 35.8 14.5 70.4

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 Cardinal Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $435 (4.0%) $10,563 (96.1%) $10,997

Data source: Iowa Department of Education




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