North Polk West Elementary School

Public PK, KG-2

 1400 W Broadway
       Polk City, IA  50226


(515) 984-3400

District: North Polk Community School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,867 Help


Students who attend North Polk West Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    North Polk Middle School
High:    North Polk High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  426

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.7%
Two or more races:
2.3%
Hispanic:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.7% Help


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Compare Details North Polk West Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.94. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (93.7%), two or more races (2.3%), Hispanic (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at North Polk West Elementary School is 15.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Polk West Elementary School is $10,867.
Schooldigger Rankings:

North Polk West Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

North Polk Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Polk Community School District 21st of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for North Polk West Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 61.60 255th 626 59.3%
2013 60.19 279th 624 55.3%
2014 85.22 26th 603 95.7%
2015 89.93 5th 616 99.2%
2016 88.67 7th 599 98.8%
2017 87.24 16th 574 97.2%
2018 90.03 8th 567 98.6%
2019 85.19 52nd 603 91.4%
2021 92.45 8th 567 98.6%
2022 85.94 39th 574 93.2%
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Data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for North Polk West Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 240 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1989 232 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 236
1990 256 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1991 261 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1992 240 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 243
1993 249 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 252
1994 243 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1995 213 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 213
1996 213 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 213
1997 198 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 202
1998 216 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 220
1999 216 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 221
2000 227 0 5 1 2 n/a n/a -16 219
2001 222 2 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2002 255 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2003 255 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2004 251 3 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 257
2005 281 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 287
2006 282 3 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 289
2007 314 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2008 301 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 308
2009 342 1 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 351
2010 357 3 5 2 1 0 12 0 380
2011 381 5 3 3 0 0 8 0 400
2012 409 5 2 5 0 0 7 0 428
2013 453 4 2 11 0 0 8 0 478
2014 419 1 1 7 0 0 4 0 432
2015 448 0 0 7 0 0 3 0 458
2016 472 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 479
2017 481 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 489
2018 512 0 1 5 0 0 7 0 525
2019 524 2 1 12 0 1 11 0 551
2020 540 2 1 12 0 1 14 0 570
2021 542 3 1 10 0 1 16 0 573
2022 595 4 1 10 0 1 17 1 629
2023 399 5 2 9 0 0 10 1 426

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 North Polk West Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 245 14.6 16.7 6.5
1989 236 14.5 16.2 9.3
1990 260 15.5 16.7 8.5
1991 264 16.4 16.0 6.4
1992 243 16.0 15.1 8.2
1993 252 15.3 16.5 6.3
1994 246 14.8 16.6 9.3
1995 213 14.1 15.1 8
1996 213 14.1 15.1 8
1997 202 14.1 14.3 6.9
1998 220 14.6 15.1 7.7
1999 221 16.2 13.6 10.9
2000 219 17.0 12.9 13.2
2001 227 13.0 17.5 9.7
2002 260 15.5 16.8 9.2
2003 260 15.5 16.8 9.2
2004 257 20.5 12.5 10.9
2005 287 22.2 12.9 9.8
2006 289 20.1 14.4 5.9
2007 319 20.5 15.6 8.2
2008 308 21.6 14.3 7.8
2009 351 23.6 14.9 5.7
2010 380 26.4 14.3 13.4
2011 400 24.0 16.6 10.3
2012 428 26.2 16.2 11.7
2013 478 27.8 17.1 12.1
2014 432 26.8 16.0 8.6
2015 458 28.0 16.3 8.5
2016 479 31.0 15.4 7.7
2017 489 32.1 15.2 8.2
2018 525 29.2 17.9 8
2019 551 30.6 18.0 6.5
2020 570 32.5 17.5 6.3
2021 573 33.4 17.1 7.2
2022 629 35.9 17.5 5.6
2023 426 27.8 15.3 7.7

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 North Polk West Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 245 14.6 16.7 6.5
1989 236 14.5 16.2 9.3
1990 260 15.5 16.7 8.5
1991 264 16.4 16.0 6.4
1992 243 16.0 15.1 8.2
1993 252 15.3 16.5 6.3
1994 246 14.8 16.6 9.3
1995 213 14.1 15.1 8
1996 213 14.1 15.1 8
1997 202 14.1 14.3 6.9
1998 220 14.6 15.1 7.7
1999 221 16.2 13.6 10.9
2000 219 17.0 12.9 13.2
2001 227 13.0 17.5 9.7
2002 260 15.5 16.8 9.2
2003 260 15.5 16.8 9.2
2004 257 20.5 12.5 10.9
2005 287 22.2 12.9 9.8
2006 289 20.1 14.4 5.9
2007 319 20.5 15.6 8.2
2008 308 21.6 14.3 7.8
2009 351 23.6 14.9 5.7
2010 380 26.4 14.3 13.4
2011 400 24.0 16.6 10.3
2012 428 26.2 16.2 11.7
2013 478 27.8 17.1 12.1
2014 432 26.8 16.0 8.6
2015 458 28.0 16.3 8.5
2016 479 31.0 15.4 7.7
2017 489 32.1 15.2 8.2
2018 525 29.2 17.9 8
2019 551 30.6 18.0 6.5
2020 570 32.5 17.5 6.3
2021 573 33.4 17.1 7.2
2022 629 35.9 17.5 5.6
2023 426 27.8 15.3 7.7

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 North Polk West Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $125 (1.2%) $10,741 (98.8%) $10,867

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Polk West Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 52nd of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 39th of 574 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Polk West Elementary School)85.276.7
 8.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Community School District)83.676.1
 7.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.365.1
 0.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (North Polk West Elementary School)84.189.5
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Polk Community School District)84.487.3
 2.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.772
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (North Polk West Elementary School)83.789.5
 5.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Community School District)85.887.9
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.6
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (North Polk West Elementary School)90.288.6
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Polk Community School District)88.786.6
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.569.4
 3.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students551426
 22.7%
African American25
 150%
American Indian00
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic129
 25%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White524399
 23.9%
Two or More Races1110
 9.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.5%7.7%
 1.2%


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Students at North Polk West Elementary School are 94% White, 2% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Students who attend North Polk West Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : North Polk Middle School
High : North Polk High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 426 students attended North Polk West Elementary School.


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