School Details

Robert Lucas Elementary School

830 Southlawn Dr, Iowa City, IA 52245
(319) 688-1140
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 440 students 15 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

81%
73%
79%
79%
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.
69%
75%
77%
70%
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 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
82%
82%
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.
64%
79%
78%
56%
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
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
81%
80%
76%
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.
75%
76%
78%
78%
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 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
78%
75%
63%
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.
67%
74%
72%
62%
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 2013
  • Iowa City Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert Lucas Elementary School is a public middle school in Iowa City. 440 children attend Robert Lucas Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 47% of the 440 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robert Lucas Elementary School is 15:1. Southeast Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 66%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 21% 10%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I loved the eduaction quality my child experienced for 3 years. When we had to move to another city we sure were able to value even more what Lucas offers to parents and children. It is the only school where dads are taking action and doing something for the kids too.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has been a very positive expericence for my son and we've enjoyed the families and friends that we've met here. I would say though that if you have an above-average intelligent/gifted child that you should consider other schools. Getting teachers to teach beyond the standard fare is difficult but not impossible depending on who you have. I will say the diversity of ethnicity and socio-economic levels in this school is fantastic--there are folks here from all backgrounds and I think that is an education in and of itself. People are friendly the PTO is very active and there is a strong sense of community here. It is a hidden gem in a sense with much to offer. It isn't a great school but it is a very good one.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter started Kindergarten this year. Her teachers Mrs Jensen and Mrs Sanders got it lined up with the media center to get some books to help my baby try to understand about death. Her grandma (amma) was very sick these past few weeks and recently died. But we had those books and she was able to better understand what it meant..

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that the principal does not have much control over the school. The bullying and violence is way out of control.

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