Lou Henry Elementary School

Public K-5

 312 Rachael St
       Waterloo, IA  50701


(319) 433-2860

District: Waterloo Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
455th of 567 Iowa Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,402 Help

Students who attend Lou Henry Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Hoover Middle School
High:    West High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.1
Number of students:  486

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.4%
African American:
35.2%
Two or more races:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, December 17, 2021.


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Compare Details Lou Henry Elementary School ranks worse than 80.2% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranks 5th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Waterloo Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.9. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.4%), African American (35.2%), two or more races (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lou Henry Elementary School is 12.1, which is the 6th best among 11 elementary schools in the Waterloo Community School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lou Henry Elementary School is $13,402, which is the 5th highest among 11 elementary schools in the Waterloo Community School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Lou Henry Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lou Henry Elementary School 455th of 567 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Lou Henry Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Waterloo Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Waterloo Community School District 285th of 311 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lou Henry Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 32.74 510th 626 18.5%
2013 41.52 445th 624 28.7%
2014 23.60 512th 603 15.1%
2015 37.46 460th 616 25.3%
2016 40.57 432nd 599 27.9%
2017 38.47 420th 574 26.8%
2018 30.27 447th 567 21.2%
2019 22.24 509th 603 15.6%
2021 27.90 455th 567 19.8%

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 Lou Henry Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 318 72 13 10 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2007 355 90 16 28 2 n/a n/a 0 491
2008 353 95 17 18 1 n/a n/a 0 484
2009 355 103 28 15 3 n/a n/a 0 504
2010 333 110 19 25 4 7 41 0 539
2011 348 98 21 29 1 4 26 0 527
2012 338 128 19 32 0 2 32 0 551
2013 340 127 22 36 0 3 32 0 560
2014 323 114 24 34 2 5 37 0 539
2015 301 110 27 27 1 1 37 0 504
2016 282 111 24 24 0 6 34 0 481
2017 249 124 18 30 0 3 24 0 448
2018 265 135 18 31 0 8 24 0 481
2019 248 156 21 27 1 8 30 0 491
2020 239 170 23 16 1 12 41 0 502
2021 235 171 24 16 0 7 33 0 486

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 Lou Henry Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 413 30.6 13.5 23.2
2007 491 30.8 15.9 40.7
2008 484 35.0 13.8 39.7
2009 504 37.8 13.3 41.7
2010 539 37.8 14.2 52.7
2011 527 36.0 14.6 52.8
2012 551 35.5 15.4 56.1
2013 560 36.5 15.3 57.5
2014 539 34.7 15.5 57.7
2015 504 36.0 14.0 59.1
2016 481 34.0 14.1 57
2017 448 34.0 13.1 59.2
2018 481 37.1 12.9 55.3
2019 491 38.6 12.7 60.5
2020 502 40.0 12.5 66.3
2021 486 40.0 12.1 65.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Lou Henry Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 413 30.6 13.5 23.2
2007 491 30.8 15.9 40.7
2008 484 35.0 13.8 39.7
2009 504 37.8 13.3 41.7
2010 539 37.8 14.2 52.7
2011 527 36.0 14.6 52.8
2012 551 35.5 15.4 56.1
2013 560 36.5 15.3 57.5
2014 539 34.7 15.5 57.7
2015 504 36.0 14.0 59.1
2016 481 34.0 14.1 57
2017 448 34.0 13.1 59.2
2018 481 37.1 12.9 55.3
2019 491 38.6 12.7 60.5
2020 502 40.0 12.5 66.3
2021 486 40.0 12.1 65.2

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 Lou Henry Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,114 (8.3%) $12,288 (91.7%) $13,402

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lou Henry Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 509th of 603 Elementary schoolsRanks 455th of 567 Elementary schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lou Henry Elementary School)52.337.7
 14.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Waterloo Community School District)50.338.5
 11.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)65.349.8
 15.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lou Henry Elementary School)53.451.9
 1.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Waterloo Community School District)49.556.3
 6.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Iowa)71.770.2
 1.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lou Henry Elementary School)63.968.3
 4.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Waterloo Community School District)54.759.7
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)70.573.3
 2.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lou Henry Elementary School)54.252.4
 1.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Waterloo Community School District)53.551.2
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)72.566.8
 5.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lou Henry Elementary School)66.756
 10.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Waterloo Community School District)5655.2
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Iowa)67.365.1
 2.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lou Henry Elementary School)49.356
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Waterloo Community School District)55.751.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Iowa)69.462.8
 6.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students491486
 1%
African American156171
 9.6%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian2124
 14.3%
Hispanic2716
 40.7%
Pacific Islander87
 12.5%
Two or More Races3033
 10%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.5%65.2%
 4.7%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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