Van Meter Elementary School



Van Meter Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Van Meter Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 49
1 41
2 45
3 42
4 48
5 53
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Van Meter Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Van Meter, IA in the Van Meter Community School District. It enrolls 278 students in grades 1st through 12th. Van Meter Elementary School is the 439th largest public school in Iowa and the 43,054th largest nationally. It has 15.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 278
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.15
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 43,054th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Iowa: 439th out of 723
Student/Teacher Rank in Iowa: 476th out of 723
Full Time Teacher Rank in Iowa: 469th out of 723

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Van Meter Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 153
(55%)
353
(55%)
 Female 125
(45%)
292
(45%)

Van Meter Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 269
(97%)
621
(96%)
 Hispanic 5
(2%)
12
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(1%)
3
(0%)
 Black 1
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Van Meter Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 234
(84%)
547
(85%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 40
(14%)
84
(13%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 4
(1%)
14
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 715 ranked schools in Iowa, Van Meter Elementary School is ranked 643rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Van Meter Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (15.8%) is significantly lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Van Meter Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 328
2006 337
2007 340
2008 326
2009 303
2010 308
2011 262
2012 278

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.6
2006 13.6
2007 13.3
2008 13.1
2009 12.7
2010 15.5
2011 14.1
2012 15.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.14329268292683
2006 0.13649851632047
2007 0.16176470588235
2008 0.15950920245399
2009 0.12871287128713
2010 0.13961038961039
2011 0.14885496183206
2012 0.15827338129496

Compare Van Meter Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,530.0% 15.3:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 15.8%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Van Meter Elementary School
Van Meter, IA
Public KG - 05 278 15.3:1  
Van Meter Jr-Sr High School
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Public 06 - 12 367 15.9:1 1 miles
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Public KG - 05 668 15.7:1 8 miles
Maple Grove Elementary
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Public PK - 05 770 17.5:1 8 miles
Adel Elementary School
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Public PK - 02 425 14.2:1 8 miles
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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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