James Elementary School

Public K-5

 1001 N Benton St
       Ottumwa, IA  52501


(641) 684-5411

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District: Ottumwa Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
434th of 603 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,974 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  14.3
Number of students:  205

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.4%
Hispanic:
23.4%
African American:
22.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Iowa Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details James Elementary School ranks worse than 72% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Ottumwa Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details James Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Ottumwa Community School District. Student population at James Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.4%), Hispanic (23.4%), African American (22%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Ottumwa Community School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James Elementary School is 14.3. 3 elementary schools in the Ottumwa Community School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at James Elementary School is $13,974, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Ottumwa Community School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

James Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks James Elementary School 434th of 603 Iowa public elementary schools. (See James Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Ottumwa Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Ottumwa Community School District 271st of 321 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 4.85 610th 626 2.6%
2013 21.43 555th 624 11.1%
2014 16.20 539th 603 10.6%
2015 20.32 525th 616 14.8%
2016 13.21 542nd 599 9.5%
2017 9.74 530th 574 7.7%
2018 5.82 540th 567 4.8%
2019 36.24 434th 603 28.0%

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 James Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 236 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 241
1989 221 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 223
1990 240 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 241
1991 223 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 223
1992 224 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 228
1993 226 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 232
1994 240 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1995 207 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 217
1996 207 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 217
1997 228 7 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 238
1998 239 18 2 5 2 n/a n/a 0 266
1999 216 10 3 9 10 n/a n/a 0 248
2000 240 16 2 7 2 n/a n/a -12 255
2001 202 13 4 10 2 n/a n/a 0 231
2002 202 18 2 69 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2003 202 18 2 69 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2004 179 17 4 50 0 n/a n/a 0 250
2005 131 13 3 65 0 n/a n/a 0 212
2006 141 13 3 88 0 n/a n/a 0 245
2007 154 16 3 83 0 n/a n/a 0 256
2008 130 12 2 90 0 n/a n/a 0 234
2009 126 20 2 85 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2010 123 17 1 75 1 0 2 0 219
2011 127 19 1 76 2 0 3 0 228
2012 123 26 1 71 0 0 4 0 225
2013 116 30 0 66 0 0 0 0 212
2014 117 38 0 55 0 0 2 0 212
2015 124 27 0 56 1 0 1 0 209
2016 118 31 0 56 2 4 2 0 213
2017 100 30 1 58 0 6 1 0 196
2018 84 37 1 56 1 3 3 0 185
2019 93 45 1 48 1 14 3 0 205

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 James Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 241 15.6 15.4 56.4
1989 223 14.4 15.4 54.3
1990 241 14.6 16.5 69.7
1991 223 14.5 15.3 56.5
1992 228 13.0 17.5 57.5
1993 232 12.0 19.3 69.8
1994 245 12.0 20.4 64.5
1995 217 13.5 16.1 73.7
1996 217 13.5 16.1 73.7
1997 238 13.5 17.6 67.6
1998 266 15.5 17.2 65
1999 248 15.5 16.0 64.9
2000 255 17.0 15.0 67
2001 231 18.0 12.8 69.3
2002 291 16.0 18.2 84.9
2003 291 16.0 18.2 84.9
2004 250 16.0 15.6 43.6
2005 212 19.9 10.7 87.7
2006 245 18.1 13.5 87.8
2007 256 20.0 12.8 86.3
2008 234 18.2 12.9 86.3
2009 233 18.7 12.5 90.1
2010 219 17.9 12.1 46.6
2011 228 17.0 13.4 72.8
2012 225 18.2 12.3 75.6
2013 212 17.2 12.2 79.7
2014 212 21.4 9.8 75.9
2015 209 19.0 11.0 62.7
2016 213 18.0 11.8 60.6
2017 196 18.2 10.7 40.8
2018 185 16.5 11.2 55.7
2019 205 14.3 14.3 76.6

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 James Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 241 15.6 15.4 56.4
1989 223 14.4 15.4 54.3
1990 241 14.6 16.5 69.7
1991 223 14.5 15.3 56.5
1992 228 13.0 17.5 57.5
1993 232 12.0 19.3 69.8
1994 245 12.0 20.4 64.5
1995 217 13.5 16.1 73.7
1996 217 13.5 16.1 73.7
1997 238 13.5 17.6 67.6
1998 266 15.5 17.2 65
1999 248 15.5 16.0 64.9
2000 255 17.0 15.0 67
2001 231 18.0 12.8 69.3
2002 291 16.0 18.2 84.9
2003 291 16.0 18.2 84.9
2004 250 16.0 15.6 43.6
2005 212 19.9 10.7 87.7
2006 245 18.1 13.5 87.8
2007 256 20.0 12.8 86.3
2008 234 18.2 12.9 86.3
2009 233 18.7 12.5 90.1
2010 219 17.9 12.1 46.6
2011 228 17.0 13.4 72.8
2012 225 18.2 12.3 75.6
2013 212 17.2 12.2 79.7
2014 212 21.4 9.8 75.9
2015 209 19.0 11.0 62.7
2016 213 18.0 11.8 60.6
2017 196 18.2 10.7 40.8
2018 185 16.5 11.2 55.7
2019 205 14.3 14.3 76.6

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 James Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,218 (8.7%) $12,755 (91.3%) $13,974

Data source: Iowa Department of Education




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