Viola Gibson Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 6101 Gibson DR NE
       Cedar Rapids, IA  52411


(319) 558-2920

District: Cedar Rapids Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
78th of 567 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,762 Help

Students who attend Viola Gibson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Harding Middle School
High:    John F Kennedy High School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2
Number of students:  562

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.8%
Two or more races:
7.3%
African American:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19%

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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 Viola Gibson Elementary School ranks better than 86.2% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranks first among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Viola Gibson Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Racial makeup is: White (83.8%), two or more races (7.3%), African American (3.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Viola Gibson Elementary School is 17.2, which is the highest among 21 elementary schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Viola Gibson Elementary School is $13,762. 19 elementary schools in the Cedar Rapids Community School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Viola Gibson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Viola Gibson Elementary School 78th of 567 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Viola Gibson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cedar Rapids Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Cedar Rapids Community School District 280th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Viola Gibson Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 71.12 137th 626 78.1%
2013 74.43 98th 624 84.3%
2014 85.28 24th 603 96.0%
2015 77.04 96th 616 84.4%
2016 79.53 68th 599 88.6%
2017 72.66 143rd 574 75.1%
2018 76.62 97th 567 82.9%
2019 78.42 102nd 603 83.1%
2021 80.84 78th 567 86.2%

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 Viola Gibson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 440 12 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2003 440 12 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 460
2004 438 8 6 6 3 n/a n/a 0 461
2005 461 16 17 6 5 n/a n/a 0 505
2006 493 17 16 6 6 n/a n/a 0 538
2007 479 17 11 4 3 n/a n/a 0 514
2008 511 15 15 3 2 n/a n/a 0 546
2009 500 21 13 4 1 n/a n/a 0 539
2010 533 21 13 3 1 0 1 0 572
2011 520 19 11 4 2 0 0 0 556
2012 520 26 13 11 2 1 7 0 580
2013 461 19 8 10 0 0 4 0 502
2014 458 17 10 10 0 1 5 0 501
2015 443 17 7 13 0 0 8 0 488
2016 425 19 2 10 0 2 14 0 472
2017 440 29 4 12 0 2 18 0 505
2018 509 26 11 6 3 1 22 0 578
2019 501 24 8 13 0 0 35 0 581
2020 522 26 8 14 1 0 34 0 605
2021 471 20 11 18 1 0 41 0 562

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 Viola Gibson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 460 25.0 18.4 14.1
2003 460 25.0 18.4 14.1
2004 461 29.5 15.6 13.9
2005 505 29.6 17.1 15.6
2006 538 29.5 18.2 17.5
2007 514 31.6 16.3 16.5
2008 546 31.6 17.3 16.5
2009 539 32.1 16.8 19.1
2010 572 34.6 16.5 17.5
2011 556 32.8 16.9 21.6
2012 580 33.0 17.5 22.4
2013 502 31.5 15.9 18.9
2014 501 32.5 15.4 17.2
2015 488 30.0 16.2 18.4
2016 472 28.0 16.8 16.9
2017 505 29.5 17.1 18.6
2018 578 32.4 17.8 17.5
2019 581 32.9 17.6 18.2
2020 605 34.8 17.3 17.4
2021 562 32.5 17.2 19

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 Viola Gibson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 460 25.0 18.4 14.1
2003 460 25.0 18.4 14.1
2004 461 29.5 15.6 13.9
2005 505 29.6 17.1 15.6
2006 538 29.5 18.2 17.5
2007 514 31.6 16.3 16.5
2008 546 31.6 17.3 16.5
2009 539 32.1 16.8 19.1
2010 572 34.6 16.5 17.5
2011 556 32.8 16.9 21.6
2012 580 33.0 17.5 22.4
2013 502 31.5 15.9 18.9
2014 501 32.5 15.4 17.2
2015 488 30.0 16.2 18.4
2016 472 28.0 16.8 16.9
2017 505 29.5 17.1 18.6
2018 578 32.4 17.8 17.5
2019 581 32.9 17.6 18.2
2020 605 34.8 17.3 17.4
2021 562 32.5 17.2 19

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Viola Gibson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $268 (1.9%) $13,495 (98.1%) $13,762

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Viola Gibson 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 102nd of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 78th of 567 Elementary schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Viola Gibson Elementary School)87.862.9
 24.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Rapids Community School District)61.836.7
 25.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.349.8
 15.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Viola Gibson Elementary School)81.177.5
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cedar Rapids Community School District)65.751.5
 14.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.770.2
 1.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Viola Gibson Elementary School)82.788.9
 6.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Rapids Community School District)6564.1
 0.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.3
 2.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Viola Gibson Elementary School)76.588.9
 12.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Rapids Community School District)62.854.2
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.566.8
 5.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Viola Gibson Elementary School)79.782.1
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cedar Rapids Community School District)62.757.2
 5.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.365.1
 2.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Viola Gibson Elementary School)84.873.1
 11.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cedar Rapids Community School District)60.348.4
 11.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.462.8
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students581562
 3.3%
African American2420
 16.7%
American Indian01
Asian811
 37.5%
Hispanic1318
 38.5%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races3541
 17.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.2%19%
 0.8%




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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.

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