School Details

Helen A Hansen Elementary School

616 Holmes Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2775
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 507 students 21 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

91%
90%
79%
88%
85%
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.
93%
85%
77%
93%
83%
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
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
88%
82%
83%
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.
95%
83%
78%
91%
76%
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
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
93%
80%
89%
90%
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.
87%
87%
78%
79%
82%
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
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
84%
75%
80%
77%
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.
92%
83%
72%
78%
69%
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
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Helen A Hansen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cedar Falls. 507 students go to Helen A Hansen Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 15% of the 507 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Helen A Hansen Elementary School is 21:1. Lincoln Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 89%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We recently moved into the district from a very different area and from a top-quality school. I was somewhat concerned about the school when we arrived but we have been very impressed with the quality of education here. Most of the teachers are wonderful creative and progressive in their approach to teaching the principal is friendly and approachable but most impressive to us have been the outstanding extracurricular opportunities available. 5th and 6th grade band and orchestra choirs on several levels really an amazing quality music program that is better than many middle schools we have seen. PE here is also impressive--lots of interesting and fun changes and especially the iDance program made my kids more excited than ever to get to school each day. Well done Hansen Elementary!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is going to this school and is mildly autistic they are doing a wonderful job with him and he has improved to the point of not being in the resourse room much this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    While the facilities are not the best the teachers academic atmosphere and culture of this school are OUTSTANDING!

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