School Details

Starry Elementary School

700 South 15th St, Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-4698
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 422 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
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75%
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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 2013
  • Marion Independent School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Starry Elementary School is a public elementary school in Marion. 422 children attend Starry Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 31% of the 422 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Starry Elementary School is 12:1. Francis Marion Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 88%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I felt a complete lack of cooperation with the staff of this school particularly with the principal. I had to pull my oldest child out of the school because she wasn't able to accomplish anything in this learning environment. I thought maybe it was a fluke so I enrolled my younger child years later. It became apparent that it wasn't a fluke at all when I also had to pull her out of the school. I should mention that the same principal remains in place to this day. It is my opinion that this school would benefit from new leadership.

  • (4 years ago)

    Avoid this school if your child is at all ahead of his/her peers. This school is happy to teach to the bottom of the class and to let your child flounder until they fall back to the level of everyone else. Working with the administration is a nightmare - the principal had no idea what the district's published policies even were.

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Overall score

(based on 2 ratings & reviews)

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