Southdale Elementary School

Public PK, KG-6

 627 Orchard Dr
       Cedar Falls, IA  50613


(319) 553-2900

District: Cedar Falls Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
102nd of 567 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,540 Help

Students who attend Southdale Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Peet Junior High School
High:    Cedar Falls High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8
Number of students:  524

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.0%
Asian:
7.6%
Two or more races:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, December 17, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Southdale Elementary School ranks better than 82% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Cedar Falls Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80%), Asian (7.6%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southdale Elementary School is 13.8. 4 elementary schools in the Cedar Falls Community School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southdale Elementary School is $11,540. 4 elementary schools in the Cedar Falls Community School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Southdale Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Southdale Elementary School 102nd of 567 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Southdale Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cedar Falls Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cedar Falls Community School District 57th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southdale Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 76.23 86th 626 86.3%
2013 72.07 130th 624 79.2%
2014 71.33 145th 603 76.0%
2015 80.42 60th 616 90.3%
2016 76.62 103rd 599 82.8%
2017 79.24 77th 574 86.6%
2018 71.38 152nd 567 73.2%
2019 80.53 92nd 603 84.7%
2021 77.92 102nd 567 82.0%

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 Southdale Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 379 7 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1989 382 3 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1990 390 3 20 0 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1991 393 4 29 1 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1992 383 7 20 1 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1993 374 8 25 3 1 n/a n/a 0 411
1994 356 8 13 2 6 n/a n/a 0 385
1995 346 16 13 1 1 n/a n/a 0 377
1996 346 16 13 1 1 n/a n/a 0 377
1997 337 12 13 3 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1998 322 19 9 2 1 n/a n/a 0 353
1999 363 17 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2000 374 19 8 2 0 n/a n/a -24 379
2001 361 20 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 396
2002 320 23 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 352
2003 320 23 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 352
2004 340 25 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 379
2005 344 33 16 6 2 n/a n/a 0 401
2006 367 22 16 7 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2007 389 21 22 16 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2008 397 33 25 11 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2009 391 25 32 12 4 n/a n/a 0 464
2010 440 14 27 18 0 1 15 0 515
2011 458 18 35 19 0 1 18 0 549
2012 492 14 31 23 0 1 10 0 571
2013 528 15 29 23 0 0 18 0 613
2014 530 10 38 20 1 0 22 0 621
2015 572 10 31 26 2 1 21 0 663
2016 594 16 31 19 2 2 27 0 691
2017 635 26 36 14 2 4 36 0 753
2018 640 19 37 16 2 4 37 0 755
2019 468 17 33 9 0 5 35 0 567
2020 438 14 39 17 1 7 27 0 543
2021 419 14 40 11 1 12 27 0 524

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 Southdale Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 401 20.2 19.8 7
1989 400 21.2 18.8 5.8
1990 413 21.2 19.4 5.3
1991 427 21.2 20.1 8
1992 411 22.0 18.6 8.5
1993 411 21.7 18.9 9.7
1994 385 21.8 17.7 9.4
1995 377 21.5 17.5 8.5
1996 377 21.5 17.5 8.5
1997 365 20.5 17.8 5.8
1998 353 19.4 18.2 9.9
1999 394 23.9 16.5 11.9
2000 379 24.8 15.3 11.2
2001 396 30.9 12.8 11.4
2002 352 23.6 14.9 13.9
2003 352 23.6 14.9 13.9
2004 379 25.9 14.6 12.1
2005 401 28.2 14.2 13
2006 412 28.2 14.6 5.8
2007 448 31.1 14.4 9.4
2008 467 24.8 18.8 13.5
2009 464 22.0 21.1 9.9
2010 515 28.0 18.3 11.3
2011 549 32.0 17.1 12.9
2012 571 36.4 15.6 13.7
2013 613 39.8 15.3 11.3
2014 621 41.3 15.0 15.1
2015 663 44.0 15.0 16
2016 691 45.0 15.3 19.1
2017 753 48.4 15.5 12
2018 755 46.7 16.1 12.5
2019 567 37.8 14.9 20.1
2020 543 37.8 14.3 19.5
2021 524 37.8 13.8 16.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Southdale Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 401 20.2 19.8 7
1989 400 21.2 18.8 5.8
1990 413 21.2 19.4 5.3
1991 427 21.2 20.1 8
1992 411 22.0 18.6 8.5
1993 411 21.7 18.9 9.7
1994 385 21.8 17.7 9.4
1995 377 21.5 17.5 8.5
1996 377 21.5 17.5 8.5
1997 365 20.5 17.8 5.8
1998 353 19.4 18.2 9.9
1999 394 23.9 16.5 11.9
2000 379 24.8 15.3 11.2
2001 396 30.9 12.8 11.4
2002 352 23.6 14.9 13.9
2003 352 23.6 14.9 13.9
2004 379 25.9 14.6 12.1
2005 401 28.2 14.2 13
2006 412 28.2 14.6 5.8
2007 448 31.1 14.4 9.4
2008 467 24.8 18.8 13.5
2009 464 22.0 21.1 9.9
2010 515 28.0 18.3 11.3
2011 549 32.0 17.1 12.9
2012 571 36.4 15.6 13.7
2013 613 39.8 15.3 11.3
2014 621 41.3 15.0 15.1
2015 663 44.0 15.0 16
2016 691 45.0 15.3 19.1
2017 753 48.4 15.5 12
2018 755 46.7 16.1 12.5
2019 567 37.8 14.9 20.1
2020 543 37.8 14.3 19.5
2021 524 37.8 13.8 16.8

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 Southdale Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $473 (4.1%) $11,067 (95.9%) $11,540

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Southdale Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 92nd of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 102nd of 567 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Southdale Elementary School)76.165.7
 10.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Falls Community School District)78.667.6
 11%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.349.8
 15.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Southdale Elementary School)85.180
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cedar Falls Community School District)8282.3
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.770.2
 1.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Southdale Elementary School)82.987.8
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Falls Community School District)84.784.5
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.3
 2.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Southdale Elementary School)81.785.7
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Falls Community School District)82.874.1
 8.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.566.8
 5.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Southdale Elementary School)85.775.8
 9.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Falls Community School District)80.978.9
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.365.1
 2.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Southdale Elementary School)85.769.4
 16.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Falls Community School District)79.567.4
 12.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.462.8
 6.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Southdale Elementary School)84.985.5
 0.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Falls Community School District)81.786.5
 4.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.572.2
 4.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Southdale Elementary School)80.877.6
 3.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Falls Community School District)79.780.3
 0.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.465.6
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students567524
 7.6%
African American1714
 17.6%
American Indian01
Asian3340
 21.2%
Hispanic911
 22.2%
Pacific Islander512
 140%
Two or More Races3527
 22.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.1%16.8%
 3.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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