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James Wilson Grimes School is a public elementary school in Burlington. 399 students attend James Wilson Grimes School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 70% of the 399 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James Wilson Grimes School is 14:1. Great River Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 79%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 16%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    James Wilson Grimes is a fantastic school! We strive to help every student reach their highest potential not only academically but also emotionally and physically. Do not be surprised to see silly characters in the hallways or music pumping through the intercom. We lover to learn and we have a good time doing it! Kelly Norris 4th Grade Reading Teacher

  • (1 year ago)

    Hello.... My name is Joe Rector. I am principal at Grimes Elementary School in Burlington Iowa. We opened the doors to our beautiful new facility in 2005. The students and staff still refer to Grimes as our new building. More impressive than what you see from the outside is what is happening on the inside . We are extremely proud of the students and staff here at Grimes. It is our mission to maintain the highest level of expectations both academically and behaviorally. We have a zero tolerance policy concerning bullying and we utilize the pillars of character to promote and recognize positive behavior. We work very hard to recognize the individual needs of each and every child. I would like to welcome you to stop by for a visit. I think you will quickly see that Grimes School is truly an amazing place.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff at Grimes is excellent! The learning curiculum is excellent as well. The environment is great; and the classrooms are not over limit with children so your child will get his/her fair share of attention. They encourage responsibility learning friendships and do not tolerate bullys of any kind. I open enrolled my son to this school because of it's wonderful program compared to other elementary schools available in town. I can honestly say that if your child is not a bully he/she will find Grimes the best environment for learning and gaining life skills. A+++!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a great and caring principal and staff. You couldn't ask for better teachers support staff and parent involvement. Grimes has been fortunate enough to receive many grants funds and programs that many other schools are not entitled to because of it's focus on bettering children's lives not just their education. I am proud to send my son there.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hey my dad works at this school and he comes home and says a lot of good stuff about his students and what he does when they get in trouble and says good things about the principal. When I went to this school I had a great principal but I guess he's retiring this year.

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