School Details

Grant Wood Elementary School

1930 Lakeside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 688-1180
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 547 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

65%
73%
79%
63%
73%
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.
42%
75%
77%
46%
77%
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
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
77%
82%
64%
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 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.
41%
79%
78%
52%
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 2011
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
81%
80%
66%
81%
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.
62%
76%
78%
59%
75%
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
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
78%
75%
56%
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.
47%
74%
72%
47%
65%
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 2011
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grant Wood Elementary School is a public middle school in Iowa City. 547 students go to Grant Wood Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 61% of the 547 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grant Wood Elementary School is 13:1. Southeast Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 66%
Hispanic 22% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended Grant Wood for 4 years. He loves both his teachers and the friends that he has made. All of his teachers have had great communication with us. We could not be happier with his school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter Chloe is finishing up 1st grade at Grant Wood. Her teacher Mrs. Holland is wonderful and last years Mrs. Ryan hugs Chloe every time she see's her. My daughter loves her school her teachers and piers. Chloe is reading at 2nd grade level which to me means the school is doing a great job educating!

  • (5 years ago)

    My children went there and had a great time! Paul Davis was an excellent principal and the teachers were really caring also.

  • (5 years ago)

    Grantwood was a great place for my kids to go to elementary school. Paul Davis was the best principal ever-----and the teachers were awesome. My kids loved Grantwood!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Mrs. Callahan has made many positive changes since becoming principaltwo years ago. Grant Wood has improved quite a bit since she has come on board.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has improved with new leadership. I think there are other schools in the district that have better teacher-student ratios. There are a few teachers who are questionable...but overall the school is much better than it was under the previous leadership.

  • (7 years ago)

    Grant Wood Elementary has a wonderful new playgrgound an immense new gym the school district's Safety Village an authenic Iowa prairie a lovely city park attached to the school grounds a very active PTO terrific teachers a low student-teacher ratio and the most culturally diverse student population in the district.

  • (10 years ago)

    Whenever my son and I enter the school we are greeted warmly by everyone-faculty staff even students. It seems that there is always a happy student holding a door open for me as I enter and exit the school! I know that if I have a question or concern it will be handled immediately. My son has several 'advocates' supporting him daily. I cannot tell you how comforting that is. I went to Grant Wood Elementary and get a kick out of seeing some of the same teachers still working their magic.

  • (11 years ago)

    We have two children at Grant Wood and our experience has been wonderful. Wonderful communication from the teachers and the quality of the teachers we have had is great! Mrs. Lawrence provides outstanding leadership as the principal and really makes an effort to make the students feel good about themselves. The school also offers a good before and after school program.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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