School Details

A-H-S-T Elementary School

768 South Maple, Avoca, IA 51521
(712) 343-6364
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 293 students 15 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

74%
74%
79%
68%
68%
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.
71%
71%
77%
68%
68%
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 2013
  • A-H-S-T Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
82%
85%
85%
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.
71%
71%
78%
74%
74%
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 2013
  • A-H-S-T Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
80%
87%
87%
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.
74%
74%
78%
71%
71%
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 2013
  • A-H-S-T Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
75%
80%
80%
70%

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.
70%
70%
72%
55%
55%
65%

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 2013
  • A-H-S-T Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

A-H-S-T Elementary School is a public middle school in Avoca. 293 children attend A-H-S-T Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 36% of the 293 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at A-H-S-T Elementary School is 15:1. Walnut Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Both my sons (12 and 6) are bully daily. I was told that bulling is a national problem and there is nothing they can do about it. Teachers have to many students to little help. Not a good placement if your kids have any IEP needs.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent teachers who are dedicated to the students. Great PTA group called CAST (Community and School Together)that allow for hands-on parent involvement and provides services and opportunities for students teachers and the community. They have a wonderful curriculum with cutting edge programs such as Guided Reading and Saxon Math. They have just increased the graduation requirements so that all graduates are able to compete in today's education and work forces. Art music band and sports are available from the elementary grades throughout high school. The community is very involved and supports the shcool and it's activities! We have excellent test scores and are the 'look to' school in our conference for making strides to ensure that 'no child gets left behind.'

  • (10 years ago)

    AHST should be ashamed of their bad decisions these last five or so years. The school board has shown resounding energy for being led in directions of promised greener pastures; decisions that concerned patrons armed with research led to very large piles of manure. (I agree with new buildings just in case your are wondering) There is no culpability at AHST. Decisions were and persist to be satisfied with lack of research foundation or fact. The school board is made up of a few individuals with the wherewithal who simply lack courage and confidence. Meanwhile our children suffer greatly.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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