School Details

Melcher-Dallas Elementary School

1003 East Park St, Dallas, IA 50062
(641) 947-3151
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 223 students 17 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

75%
75%
79%
85%
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 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.
79%
79%
77%
92%
92%
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 2013
  • Melcher-Dallas Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
82%
85%
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 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.
83%
83%
78%
87%
87%
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 2013
  • Melcher-Dallas Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
80%
74%
74%
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.
76%
76%
78%
76%
76%
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 2013
  • Melcher-Dallas Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
79%
75%
74%
74%
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 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.
81%
81%
72%
69%
69%
65%

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 2013
  • Melcher-Dallas Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Melcher-Dallas Elementary School is a public middle school in Knoxville. 223 students go to Melcher-Dallas Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 38% of the 223 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Melcher-Dallas Elementary School is 17:1. Melcher-Dallas Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 94%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 1.0% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Melcher-Dallas Elementary is a total failure. There is a major bullying problem and school officials will not acknowledge that there is a problem. They do not provide a safe environment. They punish the victim and reward the bully. If you can manage it enroll your student in the Iowa Virtual Acadamy and have your student learn online classes AT HOME. I blame the superintendent the principal and the teachers. They get a F minus. Stay away from this school at all cost. If you value the safety of your child you will find an alternative school. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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