Iotla Valley Elementary

Summary:

Iotla Valley Elementary is a public elementary school in Franklin, North Carolina, serving 403 students in grades PK-4 and part of the Macon County Schools district.

While Iotla Valley Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (83.62%) compared to nearby schools, it has consistently ranked in the bottom half of North Carolina elementary schools over the past 10 years, placing it in the bottom 50% statewide. The school struggles with the performance of certain student subgroups, ranking particularly low for its white students (bottom 10% in the state) and disabled students (bottom 10% in the state), though it performs better for its Hispanic students (top 30% in the state). Iotla Valley Elementary's test scores in mathematics and reading are consistently below the Macon County Schools district average and the North Carolina state average, and the school has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 36.99% to 70.97% over the past 3 years.

When compared to other elementary schools in the area, such as South Macon Elementary and Cartoogechaye Elementary, Iotla Valley Elementary generally underperforms, with lower test scores and worse overall performance rankings. The school's declining performance over the past 10 years, dropping from a 3-star rating to a 2-star rating, suggests the need for improvement strategies to address the significant challenges it faces, including racial achievement gaps and high poverty rates among its student population.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1166 Iotla Church Road
       Franklin, NC  28734-6542


(828) 524-2938

District: Macon County Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
993rd of 1,502 North Carolina Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,664 Help


Students who attend Iotla Valley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Macon Middle School
    Mountain View Intermediate
High:    Franklin High
    Macon Early College High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.9 Help
Number of students:  403

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.6%
Hispanic:
11.4%
Two or more races:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Iotla Valley Elementary ranks worse than 66.1% of elementary schools in North Carolina. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Macon County Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 35.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (83.6%), Hispanic (11.4%), two or more races (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Iotla Valley Elementary is 12.9. 2 elementary schools in the Macon County Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Iotla Valley Elementary is $10,664, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Macon County Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Iotla Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Iotla Valley Elementary 993rd of 1502 North Carolina public elementary schools. (See Iotla Valley Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Macon County Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Macon County Schools 111th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Iotla Valley Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 68.77 441st 1381 68.1%
2012 41.24 923rd 1388 33.5%
2013 29.36 1044th 1403 25.6%
2014 53.15 643rd 1390 53.7%
2015 61.71 545th 1440 62.2%
2016 51.03 711th 1425 50.1%
2017 54.16 681st 1429 52.3%
2018 51.45 718th 1434 49.9%
2019 44.86 845th 1473 42.6%
2021 43.89 807th 1489 45.8%
2022 34.51 1019th 1514 32.7%
2023 35.69 993rd 1502 33.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.33 468th 1332 64.9%
2019 48.99 701st 1361 48.5%
2021 72.14 230th 1329 82.7%
2022 40.19 845th 1366 38.1%
2023 48.79 743rd 1437 48.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.97 853rd 1405 39.3%
2019 36.90 955th 1424 32.9%
2021 45.68 740th 1440 48.6%
2022 31.90 1032nd 1458 29.2%
2023 24.89 1164th 1459 20.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.43 406th 897 54.7%
2021 37.87 379th 646 41.3%
2022 20.20 591st 634 6.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.10 544th 1413 61.5%
2019 52.37 702nd 1430 50.9%
2021 41.14 839th 1444 41.9%
2022 38.03 933rd 1464 36.3%
2023 47.75 792nd 1461 45.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.68 524th 851 38.4%
2021 62.16 238th 843 71.8%
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Rank History for White students at Iotla Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.00 924th 1178 21.6%
2019 22.68 1027th 1183 13.2%
2021 17.50 1065th 1172 9.1%
2022 15.84 1096th 1194 8.2%
2023 15.68 1091st 1183 7.8%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Iotla Valley Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Iotla Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 198 0 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 201
1989 184 0 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 187
1990 187 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 190
1991 198 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 200
1992 185 1 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 189
1993 192 0 1 1 2 n/a n/a 0 196
1994 192 0 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 196
1995 126 2 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 134
1996 126 2 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 134
1997 150 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 152
1998 169 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 169
1999 168 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 171
2000 162 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 163
2001 149 0 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 156
2002 148 5 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 157
2003 148 5 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 157
2004 149 3 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 154
2005 153 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 156
2006 137 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 142
2007 140 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 1 143
2008 141 0 1 4 0 n/a n/a 3 149
2009 150 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 157
2010 152 5 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 163
2011 229 4 1 15 0 1 6 0 256
2012 228 2 1 18 0 0 9 0 258
2013 272 2 2 27 0 0 17 0 320
2014 299 1 3 35 0 0 12 0 350
2015 349 2 6 40 0 1 4 0 402
2016 351 1 5 36 0 1 4 0 398
2017 333 4 6 37 0 1 3 0 384
2018 333 1 2 51 0 0 2 0 389
2019 346 0 3 42 1 0 9 0 401
2020 326 0 2 42 2 0 4 0 376
2021 315 1 4 43 2 0 7 0 372
2022 340 1 5 33 3 0 10 0 392
2023 337 2 4 46 2 0 12 0 403

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 Iotla Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 201 10.0 20.1 30.8
1989 187 10.0 18.7 79.7
1990 190 10.0 19.0 81.1
1991 200 10.0 20.0 77
1992 189 10.0 18.9 31.2
1993 196 12.0 16.3 38.3
1994 196 11.0 17.8 45.9
1995 134 11.0 12.2 55.2
1996 134 11.0 12.2 55.2
1997 152 12.0 12.7 44.7
1998 169 15.0 11.3 36.7
1999 171 15.0 11.4 56.1
2000 163 15.0 10.9 57.7
2001 156 15.0 10.4 66.7
2002 157 15.0 10.5 54.8
2003 157 15.0 10.5 54.8
2004 154 15.0 10.3 57.1
2005 156 15.0 10.4 53.2
2006 142 15.0 9.5 56.3
2007 143 n/a n/a 56.3
2008 149 10.9 13.7 59.6
2009 157 11.0 14.3 52.9
2010 163 11.0 14.8 59.5
2011 256 21.0 12.1 64.5
2012 258 20.5 12.5 71.3
2013 320 24.9 12.8 76.3
2014 350 30.2 11.5 78.9
2015 402 32.0 12.5 70.9
2016 398 33.0 12.0 69.8
2017 384 31.2 12.2 67.2
2018 389 31.2 12.4 63
2019 401 31.0 12.8 64.1
2020 376 30.7 12.2 61.2
2021 372 30.8 12.0 54.6
2022 392 33.0 11.8 37
2023 403 31.2 12.9 71

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 Iotla Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 201 10.0 20.1 30.8
1989 187 10.0 18.7 79.7
1990 190 10.0 19.0 81.1
1991 200 10.0 20.0 77
1992 189 10.0 18.9 31.2
1993 196 12.0 16.3 38.3
1994 196 11.0 17.8 45.9
1995 134 11.0 12.2 55.2
1996 134 11.0 12.2 55.2
1997 152 12.0 12.7 44.7
1998 169 15.0 11.3 36.7
1999 171 15.0 11.4 56.1
2000 163 15.0 10.9 57.7
2001 156 15.0 10.4 66.7
2002 157 15.0 10.5 54.8
2003 157 15.0 10.5 54.8
2004 154 15.0 10.3 57.1
2005 156 15.0 10.4 53.2
2006 142 15.0 9.5 56.3
2007 143 n/a n/a 56.3
2008 149 10.9 13.7 59.6
2009 157 11.0 14.3 52.9
2010 163 11.0 14.8 59.5
2011 256 21.0 12.1 64.5
2012 258 20.5 12.5 71.3
2013 320 24.9 12.8 76.3
2014 350 30.2 11.5 78.9
2015 402 32.0 12.5 70.9
2016 398 33.0 12.0 69.8
2017 384 31.2 12.2 67.2
2018 389 31.2 12.4 63
2019 401 31.0 12.8 64.1
2020 376 30.7 12.2 61.2
2021 372 30.8 12.0 54.6
2022 392 33.0 11.8 37
2023 403 31.2 12.9 71

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 Iotla Valley Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,364 (12.8%) $9,300 (87.2%) $10,664

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Iotla Valley Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 845th of 1473 Elementary schoolsRanks 993rd of 1502 Elementary schools
 8.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Iotla Valley Elementary)4741.7
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Macon County Schools)61.257.8
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)64.361.1
 3.2%
3rd Grade Reading (Iotla Valley Elementary)65.246.4
 18.8%
   3rd Grade Reading (Macon County Schools)60.647.9
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (North Carolina)56.848
 8.8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Iotla Valley Elementary)51.844.3
 7.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Macon County Schools)54.452.2
 2.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%
4th Grade Reading (Iotla Valley Elementary)55.451.4
 4%
   4th Grade Reading (Macon County Schools)61.556.6
 4.9%
   4th Grade Reading (North Carolina)57.355.3
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students401403
 0.5%
African American02
American Indian12
 100%
Asian34
 33.3%
Hispanic4246
 9.5%
Pacific Islander00
White346337
 2.6%
Two or More Races912
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.1%71%
 6.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Iotla Valley Elementary

Iotla Valley Elementary ranks 993rd of 1502 North Carolina elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Iotla Valley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Macon Middle School
Middle : Mountain View Intermediate
High : Franklin High
High : Macon Early College High School

Students at Iotla Valley Elementary are 84% White, 11% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 403 students attended Iotla Valley Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction.

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