Central Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 925 H Ave
       Nevada, IA  50201


(515) 382-2383

District: Nevada Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 565 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,518 Help


Students who attend Central Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Nevada Middle School
High:    Nevada High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  608

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.6%
Hispanic:
10.4%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.6% Help


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Compare Details Central Elementary School ranks better than 95% of elementary schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.6%), Hispanic (10.4%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Elementary School is 13.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Elementary School is $11,518.
Schooldigger Rankings:

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

Nevada Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Nevada Community School District 98th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Central Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 68.75 163rd 626 74.0%
2013 68.69 169th 624 72.9%
2014 71.98 138th 603 77.1%
2015 71.33 162nd 616 73.7%
2016 62.66 257th 599 57.1%
2017 70.02 178th 574 69.0%
2018 70.31 158th 567 72.1%
2019 58.50 273rd 603 54.7%
2021 70.56 151st 567 73.4%
2022 83.17 61st 574 89.4%
2023 87.00 28th 565 95.0%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Central Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 614 4 10 5 0 n/a n/a 0 633
1989 651 5 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 668
1990 617 3 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 631
1991 609 4 8 4 1 n/a n/a 0 626
1992 615 2 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 629
1993 601 4 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 617
1994 598 3 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 606
1995 599 3 8 3 3 n/a n/a 0 616
1996 599 3 8 3 3 n/a n/a 0 616
1997 598 2 5 2 1 n/a n/a 0 608
1998 613 9 7 4 2 n/a n/a 0 635
1999 602 9 10 8 1 n/a n/a 0 630
2000 645 7 6 7 8 n/a n/a -60 613
2001 584 3 6 3 3 n/a n/a 0 599
2002 516 4 8 8 2 n/a n/a 0 538
2003 516 4 8 8 2 n/a n/a 0 538
2004 494 10 9 11 1 n/a n/a 0 525
2005 505 11 9 16 1 n/a n/a 0 542
2006 505 14 6 30 1 n/a n/a 0 556
2007 556 12 10 25 0 n/a n/a 0 603
2008 646 14 8 25 0 n/a n/a 0 693
2009 662 8 8 33 1 n/a n/a 0 712
2010 625 9 11 43 0 0 5 0 693
2011 610 14 9 39 2 0 18 0 692
2012 612 14 7 46 2 0 27 0 708
2013 601 13 11 55 1 0 32 0 713
2014 610 19 9 64 1 0 32 0 735
2015 611 16 9 62 1 0 33 0 732
2016 620 12 8 55 1 0 30 0 726
2017 585 14 6 73 0 0 27 0 705
2018 572 5 4 61 1 2 31 0 676
2019 558 8 2 67 1 1 36 0 673
2020 554 4 2 75 1 0 28 0 664
2021 522 3 2 70 1 0 25 0 623
2022 522 2 4 66 1 0 31 0 626
2023 508 3 2 63 0 0 31 1 608

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 Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 633 32.4 19.5 16.3
1989 668 32.4 20.6 6.4
1990 631 32.9 19.1 0
1991 626 32.9 19.0 9.9
1992 629 34.0 18.5 10
1993 617 36.3 17.0 12.6
1994 606 35.2 17.2 10.7
1995 616 36.2 17.0 11.5
1996 616 36.2 17.0 11.5
1997 608 38.2 15.9 11.7
1998 635 40.2 15.8 15.7
1999 630 43.2 14.6 22.5
2000 613 45.6 13.4 21.2
2001 599 40.1 14.9 20.4
2002 538 44.2 12.2 27.1
2003 538 44.2 12.2 27.1
2004 525 41.9 12.5 28.4
2005 542 41.9 12.9 30.8
2006 556 39.5 14.1 35.4
2007 603 38.4 15.7 34
2008 693 43.5 15.9 32.8
2009 712 45.0 15.8 30.6
2010 693 43.0 16.1 32.2
2011 692 42.5 16.2 38.3
2012 708 43.0 16.4 40.3
2013 713 44.0 16.2 37.6
2014 735 46.5 15.8 36.1
2015 732 52.0 14.0 36.5
2016 726 54.0 13.4 33.2
2017 705 50.3 14.0 33.9
2018 676 47.3 14.2 30.9
2019 673 45.7 14.6 34.5
2020 664 43.8 15.1 33.3
2021 623 43.8 14.2 34.2
2022 626 46.8 13.3 31.3
2023 608 45.7 13.2 27.6

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 Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 633 32.4 19.5 16.3
1989 668 32.4 20.6 6.4
1990 631 32.9 19.1 0
1991 626 32.9 19.0 9.9
1992 629 34.0 18.5 10
1993 617 36.3 17.0 12.6
1994 606 35.2 17.2 10.7
1995 616 36.2 17.0 11.5
1996 616 36.2 17.0 11.5
1997 608 38.2 15.9 11.7
1998 635 40.2 15.8 15.7
1999 630 43.2 14.6 22.5
2000 613 45.6 13.4 21.2
2001 599 40.1 14.9 20.4
2002 538 44.2 12.2 27.1
2003 538 44.2 12.2 27.1
2004 525 41.9 12.5 28.4
2005 542 41.9 12.9 30.8
2006 556 39.5 14.1 35.4
2007 603 38.4 15.7 34
2008 693 43.5 15.9 32.8
2009 712 45.0 15.8 30.6
2010 693 43.0 16.1 32.2
2011 692 42.5 16.2 38.3
2012 708 43.0 16.4 40.3
2013 713 44.0 16.2 37.6
2014 735 46.5 15.8 36.1
2015 732 52.0 14.0 36.5
2016 726 54.0 13.4 33.2
2017 705 50.3 14.0 33.9
2018 676 47.3 14.2 30.9
2019 673 45.7 14.6 34.5
2020 664 43.8 15.1 33.3
2021 623 43.8 14.2 34.2
2022 626 46.8 13.3 31.3
2023 608 45.7 13.2 27.6

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 Central Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,130 (9.8%) $10,388 (90.2%) $11,518

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 273rd of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 28th of 565 Elementary schools
 40.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Central Elementary School)61.883.9
 22.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Nevada Community School District)61.883.9
 22.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.366.3
 1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary School)72.788.4
 15.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nevada Community School District)72.788.4
 15.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.775.3
 3.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Central Elementary School)78.189.2
 11.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Nevada Community School District)78.189.2
 11.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.1
 2.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary School)81.394
 12.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nevada Community School District)81.394
 12.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.572.9
 0.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students673608
 9.7%
African American83
 62.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian22
Hispanic6763
 6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White558508
 9%
Two or More Races3631
 13.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.5%27.6%
 6.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Central Elementary School

Students at Central Elementary School are 84% White, 10% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 608 students attended Central Elementary School.

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

Middle : Nevada Middle School
High : Nevada High School

Yes! Central Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 28th of 565 Iowa elementary schools.


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