North Polk Central Elementary School

Summary:

North Polk Central Elementary School is a public elementary school in Alleman, Iowa, serving 342 students in grades PK-5 as part of the North Polk Community School District. This high-performing school consistently delivers excellent academic results and maintains a diverse student population.

North Polk Central Elementary School stands out for its strong academic performance, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science significantly exceeding state averages. The school also has a higher percentage of non-White students compared to nearby schools like Westwood Elementary School and Ballard West Elementary. Additionally, North Polk Central has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting it serves a more affluent community than some of the surrounding schools.

With a favorable student-teacher ratio ranging from 14 to 15 students per teacher, North Polk Central Elementary School provides a quality educational environment. When compared to other schools in the Ankeny Community School District and the Ballard Community School District, North Polk Central stands out as a high-performing institution that is meeting the needs of its diverse community.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 311 NE 141st Ave
       Alleman, IA  50007


(515) 984-3400

District: North Polk Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
167th of 565 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,580 Help


Students who attend North Polk Central Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  342

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.4%
Hispanic:
3.8%
African American:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details North Polk Central Elementary School ranks better than 70.4% of elementary schools in Iowa. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.4%), Hispanic (3.8%), African American (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.8% 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 Central Elementary School is 14.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at North Polk Central Elementary School is $12,580.
Schooldigger Rankings:

North Polk Central 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 Central Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 61.68 254th 626 59.4%
2013 58.27 297th 624 52.4%
2014 73.73 122nd 603 79.8%
2015 84.34 26th 616 95.8%
2016 74.40 122nd 599 79.6%
2017 87.03 18th 574 96.9%
2018 83.77 43rd 567 92.4%
2019 87.56 31st 603 94.9%
2021 80.21 84th 567 85.2%
2022 83.27 60th 574 89.5%
2023 69.96 167th 565 70.4%
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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 North Polk 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 276 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 277
1989 282 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 283
1990 266 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 267
1991 269 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 272
1992 264 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 270
1993 263 1 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 268
1994 234 2 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 241
1995 244 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1996 244 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1997 265 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1998 252 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 257
1999 251 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 253
2000 255 2 0 1 1 n/a n/a -12 247
2001 260 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 265
2002 248 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2003 248 4 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2004 297 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2005 291 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 295
2006 303 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 307
2007 327 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 331
2008 328 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 330
2009 320 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2010 327 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 329
2011 353 1 1 3 1 0 7 0 366
2012 371 1 1 6 0 0 7 0 386
2013 365 2 0 9 0 0 12 0 388
2014 341 1 1 12 0 1 12 0 368
2015 324 2 4 11 0 1 13 0 355
2016 349 1 3 12 0 2 9 0 376
2017 348 4 4 15 0 0 9 0 380
2018 361 6 2 14 0 0 10 0 393
2019 367 5 0 8 0 1 6 0 387
2020 359 4 0 10 0 0 9 0 382
2021 359 5 0 12 0 0 12 0 388
2022 378 4 1 15 0 0 10 0 408
2023 309 11 0 13 0 0 9 0 342

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 Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 277 16.4 16.8 7.9
1989 283 16.8 16.8 5.3
1990 267 16.1 16.5 6.4
1991 272 16.8 16.1 7.4
1992 270 18.0 15.0 10
1993 268 16.3 16.4 9
1994 241 15.9 15.2 5.4
1995 244 17.1 14.3 5.3
1996 244 17.1 14.3 5.3
1997 271 17.0 15.9 5.2
1998 257 18.2 14.1 5.1
1999 253 18.5 13.7 8.7
2000 247 19.6 12.6 10
2001 265 15.0 17.7 6
2002 254 15.0 16.9 7.5
2003 254 15.0 16.9 7.5
2004 301 21.2 14.2 8
2005 295 19.6 15.1 8.8
2006 307 22.9 13.4 10.7
2007 331 22.2 14.9 10.6
2008 330 21.7 15.2 8.8
2009 324 21.5 15.1 9.3
2010 329 25.1 13.1 9.4
2011 366 25.0 14.6 13.9
2012 386 24.7 15.6 15.5
2013 388 24.8 15.6 17.5
2014 368 19.9 18.4 16.8
2015 355 22.0 16.1 18.9
2016 376 20.0 18.8 14.4
2017 380 20.5 18.4 15.8
2018 393 27.6 14.2 15.3
2019 387 27.6 13.9 16.3
2020 382 27.5 13.8 12.6
2021 388 27.5 14.0 13.4
2022 408 27.2 15.0 7.8
2023 342 23.7 14.4 10.8

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 Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 277 16.4 16.8 7.9
1989 283 16.8 16.8 5.3
1990 267 16.1 16.5 6.4
1991 272 16.8 16.1 7.4
1992 270 18.0 15.0 10
1993 268 16.3 16.4 9
1994 241 15.9 15.2 5.4
1995 244 17.1 14.3 5.3
1996 244 17.1 14.3 5.3
1997 271 17.0 15.9 5.2
1998 257 18.2 14.1 5.1
1999 253 18.5 13.7 8.7
2000 247 19.6 12.6 10
2001 265 15.0 17.7 6
2002 254 15.0 16.9 7.5
2003 254 15.0 16.9 7.5
2004 301 21.2 14.2 8
2005 295 19.6 15.1 8.8
2006 307 22.9 13.4 10.7
2007 331 22.2 14.9 10.6
2008 330 21.7 15.2 8.8
2009 324 21.5 15.1 9.3
2010 329 25.1 13.1 9.4
2011 366 25.0 14.6 13.9
2012 386 24.7 15.6 15.5
2013 388 24.8 15.6 17.5
2014 368 19.9 18.4 16.8
2015 355 22.0 16.1 18.9
2016 376 20.0 18.8 14.4
2017 380 20.5 18.4 15.8
2018 393 27.6 14.2 15.3
2019 387 27.6 13.9 16.3
2020 382 27.5 13.8 12.6
2021 388 27.5 14.0 13.4
2022 408 27.2 15.0 7.8
2023 342 23.7 14.4 10.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for North Polk Central Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $378 (3.0%) $12,202 (97.0%) $12,580

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

Impact of COVID-19 on North Polk Central Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 167th of 565 Elementary schools
 24.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Central Elementary School)79.480.9
 1.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Community School District)83.681.2
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.366.3
 1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (North Polk Central Elementary School)85.378.7
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Polk Community School District)84.487.8
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.775.3
 3.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Central Elementary School)89.885.7
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Community School District)85.885
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.1
 2.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (North Polk Central Elementary School)85.783.7
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Polk Community School District)88.787.8
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.572.9
 0.4%
5th Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Central Elementary School)86.568.5
 18%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Polk Community School District)86.579.3
 7.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.368.3
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (North Polk Central Elementary School)88.781.5
 7.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Polk Community School District)88.785.1
 3.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.471.3
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students387342
 11.6%
African American511
 120%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic813
 62.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White367309
 15.8%
Two or More Races69
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.3%10.8%
 5.5%


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Students at North Polk Central Elementary School are 90% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 342 students attended North Polk Central Elementary School.

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

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

North Polk Central Elementary School ranks 167th of 565 Iowa elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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.

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