School Details

Novak Elementary School

401 29th St, Marion, IA 52302
(319) 447-3300
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 556 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

82%
88%
79%
82%
88%
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 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. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
87%
89%
77%
87%
87%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Linn-Mar Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
89%
82%
81%
91%
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 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. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
87%
91%
78%
76%
85%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Linn-Mar Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
90%
80%
82%
91%
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 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. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
78%
91%
78%
77%
86%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Linn-Mar Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Novak Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marion. 556 students attend Novak Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 29% of the 556 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Novak Elementary School is 14:1. Indian Creek Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 86%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 4%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school lacks in compassion for their students empathy for parents and overall caring. They allowed my daughter with autism to be beat up by other students for months regardless of my complaints then told me that it was mutual at that point and my daughter needs to stop defending herself. The kindergarten class went through 3 teachers in 9 months. Teachers full of themselves do very little to protect students do not follow requests of parents. School refused to protect my older daughter with PTSD from possible danger. They also do not work well with outside agencies. Stay clear of this school! Not worth the risk!

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Novak last year it was so much fun some of u could disagree with me but I love that school.I had wonderful teachers that helped me get through k-5 it was awesome!!Now 2 of my siblings go there and they love it there!!Thank u to all the teachers from the reading teachers to the home room teachers miss you guy a lot. (

  • (5 years ago)

    Novak had my son from first through fifth grade. They all were excellent there. The staff is super friendly helpful and loving to the kids. I am excited to see my daughter go to the brand new Novak building one year after it will be open. Keep up the wonderful jobs you do for our children Novak and see you with my daughter in 2011.

  • (7 years ago)

    Novak's staff is outstanding! We moved her last year and my child has problems adjusting...the staff was caring and went above and beyond to make my child feel welcome and help enroll him in the extra classes he needed to succeed. Teachers also too extra time out of their day to inform me on how he was adjusting and concerns that they had.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is a kindergartner and she loves going to Novak. This is the second elementary school she has attended during this year because our family moved to Marion from Davenport. The entire staff is friendly and approachable. My child comes home every day sharing her school experiences with a smile. As a parent I feel that she is in a very safe environment. I can't say enough about their attention to her education. I am really happy that she is going to Novak.

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