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About This School

Iowa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Aurora. 527 students go to Iowa Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 68% of the 527 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Iowa Elementary School is 19:1. Arkansas Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 43% 51%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 60%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My son has attended Iowa for the past two years and I love it. My son has full support from his kindergarten teacher and support staff. I have seen a huge improvement in my son since the start of school. We are moving at the end of the summer and we will truly miss this school. Keep up the hard work teachers and thank you!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids attended Iowa for 5 years and I could see it get better in the last couple years with the new principle. The teachers do the best they can but I don't think they get the support they need from parents and APS. The class sizes are too big for an elementary school and thus cannot keep track of all the kids every minute of the day. We have had issues with bullying that was not ignored but could not stop completely due to the lack of ability/support. Kids suffer and teachers suffer when parents do not and take an active role in their child and support the teacher; give the teachers the benefit of the doubt that they are doing the best they can with what they have. Find out how you can help! It is sad that this is the future for our educational system that teachers cannot teach and educate because they are busy dealing with strict budget and rules and kids without parental support and involvement. I pulled my kids and are trying out a charter school with smaller class sizes. There are great teachers and staff there doing the best they can with what they got.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter went to Iowa for only four months this year (2010-Jan. 2011) when we moved out of the area just to get away from it and Aurora Public Schools in general. I didn't feel my child was "important" and the focus was on ESL students. My daughter lost the zest for going to school and asked everyday to stay home- before she LOVED to go. I know with the budget and the student to teacher ratio they tried as much as they can but I think most of the teachers are way in over their heads. Not only that but their overall test scores have been awful for years. Something needs to be improved. I am thankful I was able to get my daughter into a much better more challenging and parent-involved school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Very dissatisfied with this school. My son went for 2 years. There is no synergy. Such blah attitudes from the staff. My son did not get the support needed and consequently is paying for it as academically is 1 + years behind. Very discouraging.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my childs first year attending this school. My child is advanced in her kindergarden class and I'm not finding that the teachers are equipped to handle such children. I also dislike the lack of consistent communication when needed if there is a a concern. At this rate I will not be enrolling my child next year at this school if this continues.

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