School Details

Buchanan Elementary School

4515 Fairmount, Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 391-1463
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 350 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

66%
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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.
51%
67%
77%
65%
70%
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
  • Davenport Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
77%
82%
58%
75%
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.
57%
66%
78%
64%
64%
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
  • Davenport Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
71%
80%
64%
72%
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.
50%
70%
78%
47%
66%
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
  • Davenport Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Buchanan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Davenport. 350 children attend Buchanan Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 89% of the 350 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Buchanan Elementary School is 13:1. Quad City Seventh-Day Adventist Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 7%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 37% 59%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Hispanic 19% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Great school! Better staff this year and my daughter is loving school and is Exceeding more than ever!

  • (7 months ago)

    My child went to this school for 2 years. He didn't learn a thing in fact he forgot a lot of what he already knew. In the 2 years we requested to see his work or to please send some home so we could see how he was doing but we never got anything. They wouldn't even send home homework for us to get him to do work. He is now in a different school and I have gotten work he has done every day. Everyone who works at this school is rude from the principal last year to Ivory the nurse and even the cafeteria workers. Just know when there is trouble it is always your child who is at fault.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has great teachers who want our children to succeed. It is sad to see that creative learning has been taken out of the curriculum and they are not given freedom to make learning fun anymore. The district is too concerned about test scores and not about instilling in children a love of learning. That is not a reflection of the school but the district as a whole.

  • (1 year ago)

    The principal at Buchanan is very rude. I have tried contacting her several times with no reply. The few times I have been in contact with her she has come off as smug and condescending. She made sure to make me feel like I was below her or less important. I may not have a doctorate degree but I do have my BA from a well respected University. When dealing with children and parents especially in a school setting compassion is a MUST. She showed very little. I am very disappointed and will be transferring my child as soon as possible.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school was such a waste of time. The first grade teacher was very rude to my son punishing him for forgetting a book bag every now and then. She made him sit all day with a sore bottom b/c she wouldnt let him go to the nurse . Come to find out he had a heat rash and needed medicine to sooth it. i was furious. She also never kept in contact with me about problems or issues. instead she'd use his homework to write in big bold red ink back and forth . I tried to contact her. No response. There is no reason a teacher like that should ever be teaching retire if its too much for you to bear. These kids get one chance at 1st grade. I was very very disappointed and upset most of the year. I spoke to her once the WHOLE year . wow. that's pathetic. The only good thing was the free breakfast but i'd rather feed my own kid his breakfast and have a teacher who cared and didnt just get by with the bare ...bare minmum. Signed... not a happy parent.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was fooled into believing this was a good school because my oldest daughter received very high ITBS scores as well as my son. However my son was constantly bullied at this school I had many meetings with his teachers and principal and nothing was really ever done about it and finally my boy snapped and pushed the kid and a fist fight ensued. I was told my son may be suspended as well as the other kid are you kidding me after 2 years of this kid being allowed to pick on my son. My last straw was when I entered my youngest in Kindergarten and she was the target of bullying...a 5 year old girl! The boy that was picking on her had been seen doing it by the teacher and other kids and the stubborn ridiculous principal instead found ways to blame my child who had never acted up in school and not wanting it to end up like it did with my son and after their refusal to switch the boy to a new class or punish him I had my daughter switched and the principal was unbelievable she deliberately put her in the opposite class that my daughter wanted to switch too why? In case she was making it up! There are a few shinning lights here the music and art teacher are great.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have to so disagree with saying that do to the HUD AND HOUSING BEING THE FAULT OF BUCHANAN BEING underated. If maybe some of the faculty actually listened to the way they talk to the students they may get a little bit of work out of them on several occasions I have went to lunch with my twins upon my arrival my son stood up to meet me and the oh so gracious PARA said to my son YOUNG MAN YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP. No lady you need to check into learning skills on talking to children she needs reprimanded for it but won't be the oh so wonderful principal basically shrugged it off and then when my son decided to try celery at school and didn't eat it he was put on the wall. I THINK NOT but I guess my its due to my children being demons or due to the fact I am low income and don't spend time with my children. So not the issue when my daughters teacher decided to finally call me about her not turning in 5 homework assignments even after I said she has a disability and if there are any problems please alert me asap so we can tend to them oh and by the way that would be over 3 weeks of homework UNACCEPTABLE!!! TRANSFERS ARE IN EFFECT BELIEVE ME!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Buchanan has some of the BEST teachers ever!! Both of my children have gone to Buchanan and it has been a fabulous experience! The principal does run a tight ship but I like knowing she is in charge. My son scored very high on his ITBS--99% on math. 97% in science. Why are the tests scores so low? I'm not sure. I know my children are thriving . I think if all the children that are in the Buchanan's district actually went to Buchanan it would be a better balance of socioeconomics and acedemics. I'm very happy that we sent our children there. No regrets! I actually think I did them a favor by introducing them to all kinds of different families. They have a diverse group of friends. I know my children will look back at their years at Buchanan with fondness.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is not a bad school all 5 of my children have attened this school and have learned a lot and enjoyed their childhood here. Just because it has a a lot of trailor parks and low income housing next to it doesn't mean it is a bad school nor that your child is getting less of an education. If you check at the school your child attends even in a good neighborhood most of the children don't even live in the area of the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel the teacher are rude at this school ... That is why i.Am moving away from davenport schools ( all of them are this way) i dont believe in the the way they talk to the child here. And yes there are some parents that do care about there kids and there are some dont... I feel this school and davenport school in all are all the same...

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a mostly low-income school area with several mobile home parks and HUD homes in the vicinity. Because of this many parents work multiple jobs and don't have the time to spend with their children. These children tend to act out negatively. The school staff is understandably stressed (and often rude!) and feel that 'cracking down' and making stricter rules will help the situation. I see uniforms in the near future at this school. This school needs more attention and I feel the school district hasn't done its job here. There have been slow improvements over the years but I won't have my younger children attending Buchanan.

  • (11 years ago)

    Although this school has been placed on 'Academic Probation' I feel that it is NOT the teachers' fault. There is a relatively LARGE number of immigrant children who are learning the basics that should have been taught at home or in pre-school. The staff spends much of their time doing 'remedial' work.

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