School Details

Shannon Elementary School

321 West South St, Monticello, IA 52310
(319) 465-5425

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-1 192 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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.

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
  • Monticello Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Shannon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Monticello. 192 students attend Shannon Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 29% of the 192 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Shannon Elementary School is 12:1. Sacred Heart School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Hispanic 0.5% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Faculty and staff are caring and welcome our entire family including children not yet in school. Parents have choice between traditional kindergarten and multi-age (half K half 1st grade in same room) I've been pleasantly surprised by how well the multi-age has worked for our daughter. Teacher makes meaningful measures of academic growth. Plenty of opportunities for parent volunteers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel so fortunate that my child's first years in school will be spent at Shannon. The warm child-centered environment is evident from the time you step in the door. It is nice to have a choice between a traditional classroom and multi-age. We chose multi-age for our child and it has proven to be a wise choice. My child's teacher has been excellent at fostering a cooperative environment where the 'olders' help the 'youngers' and everyone can learn at his/her own pace. From my experience the multi-age teachers are dedicated professionals who are constantly striving to ensure that they are incorporating best practice and engaging their learners through well-designed themes and developmentally-appropriate instruction. Shannon school has definitely started my child's school experience in the right direction! My ratings below are only for the multi-age program as far as teachers etc. I haven't heard the same about the traditional classrooms.

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Overall score

(based on 2 ratings & reviews)

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