Karen Acres Elementary School

Public K-5

 3500 74th Street
       Urbandale, IA  50322-4102


 (515) 457-5700

District: Urbandale Comm School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
146th of 590 Iowa Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  202

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.3%
Hispanic:
15.3%
African American:
6.9%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  33.7%

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Compare Details In 2015, Karen Acres Elementary School ranked better than 75.3% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranked 3rd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Urbandale Comm School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.42. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Karen Acres Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Urbandale Comm School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.3%), Hispanic (15.3%), African American (6.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Karen Acres Elementary School is 11.8, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Urbandale Comm School District! (See more...)
Compare Karen Acres Elementary School employs 17 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Karen Acres Elementary School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Karen Acres Elementary School 146th of 590 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Karen Acres Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Urbandale Comm School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Urbandale Comm School District 87th of 315 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Karen Acres Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 55.39 316th 603 47.6% 2 star ranking
2013 49.19 365th 600 39.2% 2 star ranking
2014 43.17 409th 578 29.2% 1 star ranking
2015 72.42 146th 590 75.3% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Karen Acres Elementary School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Iowa Department of Education

About the Iowa Assessments: State Assessments: Iowa uses the Iowa Assessments for grades 3-8 and 11 as our annual statewide assessment. The following Iowa Testing Programs subtests were originally used by districts for Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Progress Report (APR) reporting:
  • Reading Comprehension for Reading (now Reading – given in 2 parts for 3-8 grades and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving for Mathematics (now called Math – 2 parts for 3-8 grades and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Analysis of Science Materials for Science (now just called Science)

Beginning in 2011-12, Iowa will use the following Iowa Assessments for Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Progress Report (APR) reporting:
  • Reading (2 parts for grades 3-8 and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Mathematics (2 parts for grades 3-8 and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Science

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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by Mary K Van Zee (a student on FaceBook)
Friday, September 26, 2014

Open Quote I used to go to this school in 1st and 2nd grade and I am very thankful that I went there!!! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Karen Acres Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 343 6 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 352
1989 239 5 3 0 2 n/a n/a 0 249
1990 222 3 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 234
1991 253 6 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 271
1992 241 9 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 255
1993 266 10 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 284
1994 258 11 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1995 269 12 5 3 3 n/a n/a 0 292
1996 269 12 5 3 3 n/a n/a 0 292
1997 259 10 5 3 2 n/a n/a 0 279
1998 268 11 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 285
1999 252 14 5 2 4 n/a n/a 0 277
2000 277 8 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 262
2001 243 6 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2002 215 8 8 7 1 n/a n/a 0 239
2003 215 8 8 7 1 n/a n/a 0 239
2004 224 7 9 9 1 n/a n/a 0 250
2005 231 11 8 14 0 n/a n/a 0 264
2006 224 14 11 22 2 n/a n/a 0 273
2007 153 17 10 29 0 n/a n/a 0 209
2008 152 36 16 28 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2009 140 39 16 26 0 n/a n/a 0 221
2010 139 40 10 21 0 1 5 0 216
2011 135 39 8 26 0 0 9 0 217
2012 134 19 7 25 0 0 13 0 198
2013 135 16 3 21 0 0 11 0 186
2014 130 13 3 24 0 0 8 0 178
2015 140 14 5 31 0 0 12 0 202

Test score 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 Karen Acres Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 352 14.1 24.9 1.7
1989 249 13.8 18.0 1.6
1990 234 15.2 15.3 3.4
1991 271 17.2 15.7 5.2
1992 255 10.0 25.5 5.1
1993 284 11.0 25.8 4.6
1994 282 14.5 19.4 3.5
1995 292 16.0 18.3 7.9
1996 292 16.0 18.3 7.9
1997 279 15.5 18.0 10.4
1998 285 15.5 18.4 10.9
1999 277 15.5 17.9 14.8
2000 262 15.5 16.9 11.9
2001 260 14.5 17.9 10.8
2002 239 17.0 14.1 15.5
2003 239 17.0 14.1 15.5
2004 250 16.0 15.6 12.8
2005 264 16.0 16.5 17.0
2006 273 19.2 14.2 20.5
2007 209 15.8 13.2 28.2
2008 232 18.5 12.5 34.1
2009 221 18.3 12.1 38.0
2010 216 19.2 11.2 36.1
2011 217 18.0 12.0 41.5
2012 198 17.5 11.3 38.9
2013 186 17.7 10.4 41.4
2014 178 17.2 10.3 36.0
2015 202 17.0 11.8 33.7

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Karen Acres Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 352 14.1 24.9 1.7
1989 249 13.8 18.0 1.6
1990 234 15.2 15.3 3.4
1991 271 17.2 15.7 5.2
1992 255 10.0 25.5 5.1
1993 284 11.0 25.8 4.6
1994 282 14.5 19.4 3.5
1995 292 16.0 18.3 7.9
1996 292 16.0 18.3 7.9
1997 279 15.5 18.0 10.4
1998 285 15.5 18.4 10.9
1999 277 15.5 17.9 14.8
2000 262 15.5 16.9 11.9
2001 260 14.5 17.9 10.8
2002 239 17.0 14.1 15.5
2003 239 17.0 14.1 15.5
2004 250 16.0 15.6 12.8
2005 264 16.0 16.5 17.0
2006 273 19.2 14.2 20.5
2007 209 15.8 13.2 28.2
2008 232 18.5 12.5 34.1
2009 221 18.3 12.1 38.0
2010 216 19.2 11.2 36.1
2011 217 18.0 12.0 41.5
2012 198 17.5 11.3 38.9
2013 186 17.7 10.4 41.4
2014 178 17.2 10.3 36.0
2015 202 17.0 11.8 33.7

Test score 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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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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