School Details

Rolling Green Elementary School

8100 Airline Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322
(515) 457-5900
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 275 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

78%
88%
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84%
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.
79%
84%
77%
67%
83%
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
  • Urbandale Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
82%
84%
88%
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.
79%
82%
78%
83%
83%
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 2013
  • Urbandale Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
83%
80%
82%
85%
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.
93%
87%
78%
88%
86%
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 2013
  • Urbandale Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rolling Green Elementary School is a public elementary school in Urbandale. 275 children attend Rolling Green Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 30% of the 275 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rolling Green Elementary School is 14:1. Karen Acres Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Rolling Green offers 205 days of instruction. Some of those are called "intersession" and those are project based also. My student participated in the March intersession and they studied "economics" and started with scarcity and ended up having speakers from the bank stock brokers and worked on Iowa stocks and bought/ sold stock with play money. Gr. 3 did their own business " Wacky Wallets" Gr. 4 studies with Des Moines Osteopathic School and Gr. 5 has Biz World business experience with the Kum and Go support.

  • (2 years ago)

    EVERYTHING... FROM PRINCIPAL AND STAFF TO PROJECT BASED LEARNING AND PARENT PARTICIPATION... IS AWESOME! KIDS ARE ABLE TO ADVANCE AT THE "RIGHT" LEVEL FOR THEIR NEEDS. WE COULDN'T BE MORE PLEASED.

  • (4 years ago)

    The kids are so respectful. Bullying is not tolerated. Project Based Learning really brings the kids out into the community to be life long learners.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. The entire school is based on Project Based Learning. The kids get so much more out of it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm so thankful Urbandale has a school open to the entire district that uses Project Based Learning. I've found that Rolling Green teaches each individual child to their highest potential something that is very important to me as a parent. I love the alternative calendar especially the break in October. It's nice to vacation when the rest of the world isn't! And the intersessions have been so varied; I know my kids are getting experiences they wouldn't have through school if they weren't at Rolling Green.

  • (4 years ago)

    We love many things about Rolling Green including the alternative calendar project based learning teachers and staff. Our girls thrive in the alternative calendar which has 180 days just like the traditional calendar but the unique structure and the additional 6 weeks of intercessions allow greater learning opportunities and retention.

  • (4 years ago)

    A great school for students who enjoy hand-on learning through project based learning and terrific field experiences.

  • (4 years ago)

    Rolling Green Elementary School in Urbandale is a fantastic school. Rolling Green offers an Alternative Calender for students and family which has been a great benefit to us. Our girls are in school the same number of days but have more breaks and a shorter sumer break. THis allows them to retain more information often lost over the summer. We also love the Project Based Learning environment. This school accepts open enrollment in the Des Moines area and for all Urbandale families. We love everything about this school!

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