Novak Elementary School

Public K-4

 401 29th Avenue
       Marion, IA  52302


(319) 447-3300

District: Linn-Mar Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
289th of 567 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,619 Help

Students who attend Novak Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Excelsior Middle School
High:    Linn-Mar High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.7
Number of students:  405

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.0%
African American:
6.7%
Hispanic:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24%

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Compare Details Novak Elementary School ranks worse than 51% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranks 6th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Linn-Mar Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.75. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79%), African American (6.7%), Hispanic (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Novak Elementary School is 12.7, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Linn-Mar Community School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Novak Elementary School is $13,619, which is the 2nd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Linn-Mar Community School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Novak Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Novak Elementary School 289th of 567 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Novak Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Linn-Mar Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Linn-Mar Community School District 78th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Novak Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 57.28 310th 626 50.5%
2013 61.19 266th 624 57.4%
2014 57.32 308th 603 48.9%
2015 56.36 321st 616 47.9%
2016 61.86 263rd 599 56.1%
2017 50.53 350th 574 39.0%
2018 48.97 341st 567 39.9%
2019 62.07 247th 603 59.0%
2021 54.75 289th 567 49.0%

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 Novak Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 413 3 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1989 433 5 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1990 465 4 8 4 1 n/a n/a 0 482
1991 468 5 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 484
1992 515 4 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 532
1993 563 6 15 6 1 n/a n/a 0 591
1994 513 6 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1995 402 3 11 7 4 n/a n/a 0 427
1996 402 3 11 7 4 n/a n/a 0 427
1997 427 3 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1998 471 4 9 6 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1999 492 9 8 11 3 n/a n/a 0 523
2000 465 8 9 7 4 n/a n/a -34 459
2001 440 11 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 472
2002 434 9 5 14 1 n/a n/a 0 463
2003 434 9 5 14 1 n/a n/a 0 463
2004 344 7 5 13 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2005 343 11 5 10 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2006 335 16 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 362
2007 341 24 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 380
2008 312 22 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 344
2009 321 23 8 3 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2010 304 32 8 5 1 0 2 0 352
2011 466 39 16 15 1 0 4 0 541
2012 464 43 14 21 2 2 10 0 556
2013 461 45 13 35 0 2 17 0 573
2014 429 43 21 36 0 1 19 0 549
2015 438 45 19 36 0 0 16 0 554
2016 424 32 15 37 1 0 17 0 526
2017 462 31 22 36 1 0 16 0 568
2018 468 32 25 31 2 0 24 0 582
2019 453 35 16 21 2 0 24 0 551
2020 449 36 9 31 1 0 34 0 560
2021 320 27 8 25 1 0 24 0 405

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 Novak Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 425 26.0 16.3 4.2
1989 448 28.8 15.5 5.1
1990 482 31.1 15.4 4.1
1991 484 31.1 15.5 2.7
1992 532 34.0 15.6 4.7
1993 591 37.0 16.0 4.4
1994 541 25.0 21.6 5
1995 427 21.5 19.9 8.7
1996 427 21.5 19.9 8.7
1997 446 22.5 19.8 7.6
1998 491 22.5 21.8 7.7
1999 523 21.5 24.3 10.1
2000 459 19.0 24.2 14.6
2001 472 19.0 24.8 16.5
2002 463 32.0 14.5 18.6
2003 463 32.0 14.5 18.6
2004 370 30.5 12.1 25.1
2005 369 21.7 17.0 34.4
2006 362 24.0 15.1 29.8
2007 380 27.1 14.0 27.4
2008 344 26.1 13.2 19.5
2009 355 26.1 13.6 22.8
2010 352 24.0 14.6 21.3
2011 541 28.0 19.3 27.2
2012 556 34.6 16.0 29.5
2013 573 34.6 16.5 34.9
2014 549 35.1 15.6 35.2
2015 554 37.0 14.9 21.7
2016 526 33.0 15.9 25.1
2017 568 35.4 16.0 23.4
2018 582 38.0 15.3 26.1
2019 551 36.1 15.2 24.3
2020 560 34.7 16.1 23.9
2021 405 31.6 12.7 24

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Novak Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 425 26.0 16.3 4.2
1989 448 28.8 15.5 5.1
1990 482 31.1 15.4 4.1
1991 484 31.1 15.5 2.7
1992 532 34.0 15.6 4.7
1993 591 37.0 16.0 4.4
1994 541 25.0 21.6 5
1995 427 21.5 19.9 8.7
1996 427 21.5 19.9 8.7
1997 446 22.5 19.8 7.6
1998 491 22.5 21.8 7.7
1999 523 21.5 24.3 10.1
2000 459 19.0 24.2 14.6
2001 472 19.0 24.8 16.5
2002 463 32.0 14.5 18.6
2003 463 32.0 14.5 18.6
2004 370 30.5 12.1 25.1
2005 369 21.7 17.0 34.4
2006 362 24.0 15.1 29.8
2007 380 27.1 14.0 27.4
2008 344 26.1 13.2 19.5
2009 355 26.1 13.6 22.8
2010 352 24.0 14.6 21.3
2011 541 28.0 19.3 27.2
2012 556 34.6 16.0 29.5
2013 573 34.6 16.5 34.9
2014 549 35.1 15.6 35.2
2015 554 37.0 14.9 21.7
2016 526 33.0 15.9 25.1
2017 568 35.4 16.0 23.4
2018 582 38.0 15.3 26.1
2019 551 36.1 15.2 24.3
2020 560 34.7 16.1 23.9
2021 405 31.6 12.7 24

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 Novak Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $930 (6.8%) $12,689 (93.2%) $13,619

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Novak Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 247th of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 289th of 567 Elementary schools
 10%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Novak Elementary School)74.452.1
 22.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Linn-Mar Community School District)76.460.9
 15.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.349.8
 15.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Novak Elementary School)75.669
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Linn-Mar Community School District)77.380
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.770.2
 1.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Novak Elementary School)78.775.9
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Linn-Mar Community School District)82.884
 1.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.3
 2.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Novak Elementary School)78.767.2
 11.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Linn-Mar Community School District)8377.4
 5.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.566.8
 5.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students551405
 26.5%
African American3527
 22.9%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian168
 50%
Hispanic2125
 19%
Pacific Islander00
White453320
 29.4%
Two or More Races2424
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.3%24%
 0.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Novak Elementary School

In the 2020-21 school year, 405 students attended Novak Elementary School.

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

Middle : Excelsior Middle School
High : Linn-Mar High School

Novak Elementary School ranks 289th of 567 Iowa elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Novak Elementary School are 79% White, 7% African American, 6% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% 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. 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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