School Details

Irving Elementary School

2520 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 552-3800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 526 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

91%
80%
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90%
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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.
85%
74%
77%
84%
73%
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
  • Dubuque Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
85%
82%
95%
83%
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.
86%
75%
78%
87%
74%
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
  • Dubuque Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
81%
80%
83%
80%
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%
80%
78%
83%
73%
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
  • Dubuque Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Irving Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dubuque. 526 students attend Irving Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 39% of the 526 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Irving Elementary School is 14:1. St Anthony School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 90%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi. We are new in town. And we were worried for a good school for our kids. And I pick Irving Elementry because it's annual result is remarkable. And so far my kids are happy with the school too. Teachers are phenomenal and very cooperative too. Principle is one of the amazing persons I met. She knows her school kids name and talk with them very friendly. I think when leader is capable enough then her team can achieve any goal easily. Overall we like this school very much.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've had three kids in this school and at first it wasn't going well for my oldest. Since then he has exceeded beyond anyone's expectations. I think the staff under the new principal is responsible for his improvements. The teachers care about the students and everyone is really friendly.

  • (1 year ago)

    After a VERY bad experience with Kennedy elementary in Dubuque we were planning to homeschool to prevent our daughter from suffering any more abuse at the hands of a teacher and principal. Thankfully we decided to move and give Irving a shot before giving up on public school all together. I could not be more pleased with the year we have had at Irving! The principal is so kind and caring - she knows every child by name and they run to hug her when they see her. The teacher my daughter had for 3rd grade was the first time she's felt supported nurtured and cared about at school. She was an absolute angel. We plan to stay in the area at least until our children are done with grade school just so they can both take advantage of this amazing school. My daughter has special educational needs and instead of being made to feel like a problem and burden like we were at Kennedy Irving has made her feel just as normal as the other children. The bullying she suffered daily for 3 years at Kennedy has not been a problem for even ONE single day at Irving - they do not tolerate bullying of any kind. Amazing wonderful sanity-saving school! I literally cannot say enough good things!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Way too big and way too many kids are shipped in. This is not a neighborhood school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Irving has exceeded all our expectations for a positive elementary education for our children. I don't know what we would do without the established relationships that we have nurtured at Irving over the years. Whatever it takes we would remain with Irving if given the chance. We love Irving.

  • (8 years ago)

    Irving Elementary is overall a good school. I am unhappy with the overcrowding. I think open enrollment should be taken this into consideration more. I purchased my house in this district for the reason of wanting my kids in Irving. I think others need to do the same. I would also say A+ to the school nurse Janice Funke my kids would not know what to do without her. The office staff there is always friendly and helpful. The principal needs to unwind a bit. The teachers and associates do their best with the numbers they are given. Recess numbers are out of conrtol. At least in the rooms I do feel my kids are getting a good education. Overall I would give Irving a B.

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