School Details

Washington Elementary School

615 5th Ave SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
(319) 895-6251
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 526 students 17 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

83%
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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 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.
84%
84%
77%
90%
90%
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
  • Mount Vernon Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
82%
82%
86%
86%
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.
89%
89%
78%
89%
89%
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
  • Mount Vernon Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ely. 526 students attend Washington Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 18% of the 526 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Washington Elementary School is 17:1. Lisbon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 94%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family loves Washington Elementary. The classrooms are small the staff is loving and so happy to be there and the community really actively supports families in Mount Vernon. The PTO is excellent and even though there has been some turnover with principals I have found the staff to be very professional and helpful consistently during our time here. We have nothing but good things to say about Mount Vernon schools. Perfect place to raise a family.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughters were given a great start in their education at Washington Elementary. The great school system was the reason we moved to Mount Vernon 32 years ago.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just started at Washington Elementary. Her teachers are fantastic and she just LOVES school! The teachers administration and parents are so involved in supporting and educating our kids--way to go!

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