School Details

Southdale Elementary School

627 Orchard Dr, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 553-2900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 549 students 21 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

91%
90%
79%
80%
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.
83%
85%
77%
85%
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 2011
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
88%
82%
88%
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.
88%
83%
78%
80%
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 2011
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
80%
90%
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.
88%
87%
78%
81%
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 2011
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
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.
89%
83%
72%
77%
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 2011
  • Cedar Falls Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Southdale Elementary School is a public elementary school in Cedar Falls. 549 children attend Southdale Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 13% of the 549 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Southdale Elementary School is 21:1. Orchard Hill Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 89%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Asian 6% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I haven't been happy with this school at all. I have 3 children that attend here. Only one of the teachers have been outstanding! I would give her teacher of the year. Now the other two teachers I have been very displeased with how they have handled things. We will be looking at getting our children into a different school next year.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers at Southdale are outstanding. I have sent all 3 of my children there and they have each received a great education.

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