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About This School

Cardinal Elementary School is a public elementary school in Maquoketa. 299 children attend Cardinal Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 67% of the 299 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cardinal Elementary School is 11:1. Briggs Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 93%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 48%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal at this school is not very good with the other staff and does not handle parents with concerns well at all. The principal frequently talks down to others and there is a lack of confidentiality. The school boasted last year that finally after a semester of 2nd grade the student learned their addresses after months of work. The learning standards are very low lots of kids struggle even with low expectations. The teachers do the best they can with what they are supplied with and the limitations that are placed on them. No one parent or child should ever feel bad for being different than others be it slow or fast learning skills. This school is not a good fit for any of my children. We hope that this school is able to improve the quality of learning and the quality of respect for the good of the students!

  • (4 years ago)

    cause they help their kids learn and wanting them to make something out of them selves and they want all the kids to move up and be who they want o be

  • (5 years ago)

    Open classrooms can be a big problem for a lot of kids. Confidentiality about other parents and their kids is a big problem.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a very good elementary school! The principal teachers and support staff care about the children and communicate well to the parents. Parents are very active in this school and are encouraged to be an active participant in their child's learning.

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