School Details

Westwood Elementary School

2920 NW 9th, Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-9690
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 654 students 19 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

95%
89%
79%
94%
89%
78%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
87%
87%
77%
91%
85%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ankeny Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
90%
82%
93%
92%
82%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
94%
92%
78%
94%
89%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ankeny Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
90%
80%
97%
91%
81%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
96%
92%
78%
95%
91%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Ankeny Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Westwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Polk City. 654 students go to Westwood Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the 654 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Westwood Elementary School is 19:1. Northwest Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 94%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE AND LEARN!! I lived near this school for 7 years and both of my kids attended and am attending this school. I have nothing but wonderful experience with Westwood. The principal is very helpful and very responsive to parent and student's concern. The teacher is very informative! They work hard for each and every student! My kids have a very good experience and they loved all of the teacher and staff there. I wish I can bring Westwood and the Ankeny School district with me every state I go to!! Such a great schools. You will not be disappointed if you are sending your child here!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has wonderful teachers in all areas. The principal is very involved in advocating for the school and the children which is not standard. He works very hard at getting the best for the students and keeping up the school and curriculum up to date. Parents are very involved at WW as well. The only thing missing from the district are FLES & Orchestra programs.

  • (3 years ago)

    Dear Mr. Ford I cannot tell you how impressed I was when I found out that you had gone to the home of my grandchildrens friend Nick who has been a very sick little boy! In the hospital since Nov. and several surgeries such a neat little boy!! I am Brock & Domonic Chiodo's grandma and you are just the kind of person I want helping to raise our children/grandchildren! On behalf of Nick Thank You!! Sioux Chiodo-Newberg

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