School Details

Four Mile Elementary School

670 SE 68th St, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
(515) 265-1972
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 491 students 15 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

87%
90%
79%
84%
85%
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.
85%
83%
77%
73%
78%
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 2011
  • Southeast Polk Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
93%
82%
87%
89%
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 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.
87%
83%
78%
80%
79%
75%

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 2011
  • Southeast Polk Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
87%
80%
85%
88%
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 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.
90%
87%
78%
86%
81%
75%

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 2011
  • Southeast Polk Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Four Mile Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pleasant Hill. 491 students go to Four Mile Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 22% of the 491 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Four Mile Elementary School is 15:1. Clay Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 91%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Love Four Mile school! Excellent teachers and staff! They go out of their way to teach the kids that need that extra help.. ie 6 grade buddies tudors.

  • (8 years ago)

    We are new to the school 2006. I believe the quality of academics to be fairly high. Each grade level does the same thing & the upper grades have a very general idea of what the earlier grades are learning. I have an art background and the art teacher is top-notch. Programs are set aside to challenge the gifted but I do not feel the bar is high enough. The principal knows her teachers but I have yet to see her visit a classroom unless for discipline. The teachers I have come across have been good to excellent.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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