School Details

Poyner Elementary School

1138 Central Ave, Evansdale, IA 50707
(319) 433-1534
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 528 students 16 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

57%
58%
79%
62%
57%
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.
68%
56%
77%
68%
57%
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
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
65%
82%
70%
65%
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.
66%
67%
78%
62%
61%
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
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
61%
80%
69%
61%
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.
59%
63%
78%
69%
62%
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
  • Waterloo Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Poyner Elementary School is a public elementary school in Evansdale. The principal of Poyner Elementary School is Trista Manternach, whose e-mail is manternacht@waterlooschools.org. 528 children attend Poyner Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 528 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Poyner Elementary School is 16:1. Highland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 56%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 26%
Hispanic 3% 10%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Poyner Elementary is a school with a caring and hardworking staff dedicated to the success and academic growth of their students. The students enjoy coming to school because it is a safe and nurturing environment to be in. Go Panthers!

  • (1 year ago)

    Poyner is an amazing school to work at. The staff are friendly and fun to be around.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school. The staff is friendly and good with the kids. I love the safety precautions that are taken.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is the most amazing building I have ever worked in. The staff cares about each and every student and will stop at nothing to help students succeed. The building is welcoming and open and there is always a ton of student work and celebrations posted throughout the halls. Our music programs are AMAZING thanks to our wonderful specialist team. Administration works together for the betterment of all students and staff. We love our community and have the best students parents and community members around! Evansdale is a wonderful place to raise a family and a great place to send your kids to school! We serve all levels of students with special needs - from cognitive delay to advanced and provide amazing services across the spectrum. You will not be disappointed! We love our school!

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff and teachers are wonderful role models for our children. Very focused and driven to make the best of every student that comes in their classrooms. Beautiful facility that houses a variety of educational opportunities that keeps the community active in the lives of our children. The Staff at Poyner are open to discussion and always looking for ways to improve!

  • (1 year ago)

    The staff is friendly caring and helpful. School is in a great location and the building is well taken care of inside and out. Teachers are always quick to answer and questions or concerns that you have.

  • (1 year ago)

    Poyner has a caring staff who put the students' needs first. A great place to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    Poyner is a great school. Starting with the wonderful teachers my son has had the principle and all other staff that make the school day possible. They are all great about listening to their students great open communication with parents and open door policy to come and visit your child's classroom! They have great programs for every level learner to help them be successful and find each students strengths. We love Poyner and look forward to the next several years as all four of our boys attend for K-5 grade.

  • (1 year ago)

    Poyner is a great school for my kids. They love their teachers and the atmosphere is positive and makes learning top priority. The school itself is clean and new such a nice building!! The students are encouraged to become leaders and are rewarded for role model behavior. The school is also involved with anti-bullying tactics and I feel the teachers take this very seriously. The music program along with all the other extra activities offered (math/reading nights) are loved by all.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a great building wonderful teachers who actually care about the students beyond just teaching them administration staff who are involved with the students every day. The computer lab is a good one the food is tasty and the atmosphere in the school is a very positive one. We have many parent and grandparent volunteers who also help to assure the children get the attention they need to achieve the best they can. It may not be the biggest school in the area but it is one where the children are encouraged to excel the teachers care about the children and parents are involved and making an effort to ensure all of this happens.

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