School Details

Orchard Hill Elementary School

3909 Rownd St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2465
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 389 students 23 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

93%
90%
79%
84%
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.
88%
85%
77%
79%
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

79%
88%
82%
74%
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.
79%
83%
78%
77%
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

91%
93%
80%
96%
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.
81%
87%
78%
77%
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

91%
84%
75%
82%
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.
62%
83%
72%
48%
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

Orchard Hill Elementary School is a public middle school in Cedar Falls. 389 students go to Orchard Hill Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 28% of the 389 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Orchard Hill Elementary School is 23:1. Peet Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is great. The Principal really seems to take the time to get to know the parents and students. The teachers are wonderful. Only issue I have is with some of the parents and their aggressive driving at drop off and pick up. My son was nearly hit twice crossing at the cross walk by parents at the school and one flipped me off when called on it. So avoid some of the parents and watch your child at drop off and pick up really well.

  • (8 years ago)

    The counselor at Orchard is great with helping new students transition here. Parent involvement is extremely high. There is diversity here because the University is close to the school.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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