Dows Elementary School



Dows Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Dows Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 9
K 10
1 6
2 10
3 6
4 10
5 9
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Dows Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Dows, IA in the Dows Community School District. It enrolls 60 students in grades 1st through 12th. Dows Elementary School is the 703rd largest public school in Iowa and the 54,271st largest nationally. It has 8.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 60
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 7.23
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 54,271st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 703rd out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 10th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 685th out of 723

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Dows Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 31
(52%)
31
(52%)
 Female 29
(48%)
29
(48%)

Dows Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 47
(78%)
47
(78%)
 Hispanic 11
(18%)
11
(18%)
 Black 1
(2%)
1
(2%)
 Two or More 1
(2%)
1
(2%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Dows Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 29
(48%)
29
(48%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 27
(45%)
27
(45%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 4
(7%)
4
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Dows Elementary School is ranked 682nd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Dows Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.7%) is slightly higher than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Dows Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 75
2006 62
2007 53
2008 65
2009 67
2010 62
2011 61
2012 60

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 6.6
2006 10.3
2007 8.8
2008 10
2009 11.2
2010 8.7
2011 8.6
2012 8.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.62666666666667
2006 0.59677419354839
2007 0.56603773584906
2008 0.73846153846154
2009 0.44776119402985
2010 0.66129032258065
2011 0.57377049180328
2012 0.51666666666667

Compare Dows Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
830.0% 8.3:1
 
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.8%
 
This School 51.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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