Sawyer Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA 50014
Phone
(515) 239-3790
District
AMES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
STORY COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
446
Classroom Teachers
33

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Iowa

4

(10 is best)

Better than 31.1% of IA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

5

(10 is best)

Sawyer Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

80 60 40 20 0
64%
68%
54%
65%
74%
71%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

80 60 40 20 0
57%
71%
57%
70%
57%
72%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

80 60 40 20 0
69%
68%
74%
67%
64%
69%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14
15
15
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 97 21.7%
Grade 1 76 17.0%
Grade 2 66 14.8%
Grade 3 56 12.6%
Grade 4 73 16.4%
Grade 5 78 17.5%
Total 446 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 66.2% 70.8% 77.6%
Black 14.0% 9.9% 7.0%
Hispanic 12.5% 10.3% 12.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.4% 8.8% 2.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.3% 0.7%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 35.7% 29.4% 41.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 30.9% 24.8% 34.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.7% 4.6% 6.6%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 62,283 3,155,070
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,695.6 56
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.9% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 20.5% 19.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 53.6% 31.8%
45-64 YEARS OLD 12.9% 25.4%
65 OR OLDER 9.2% 16.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 24,043 1,265,473
Single Parent Households With Children 3.9% 9.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.6% 92.1%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 61.8% 28.6%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 8.6% 9.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 11.1% 15.3%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 14.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.8% 19.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.5% 18.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.7% 13.6%
$15,000 or less 18.5% 9.4%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,140 $33,623,000 55.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $451 $2,124,000 3.5%
Staff $698 $3,289,000 5.5%
General Administration $275 $1,297,000 2.2%
School Administration $542 $2,553,000 4.2%
Operation $834 $3,928,000 6.5%
Transportation $605 $2,848,000 4.7%
Other $495 $2,332,000 3.9%
Total Support $3,901 $18,371,000 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,754 $8,259,000 13.7%
Total Expenditures $12,795 $60,253,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,957 $3,601,709,000 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $401 $207,658,000 3.0%
Staff $553 $286,357,000 4.1%
General Administration $267 $138,330,000 2.0%
School Administration $617 $319,537,000 4.6%
Operation $961 $497,274,000 7.2%
Transportation $420 $217,543,000 3.2%
Other $290 $150,270,000 2.2%
Total Support $3,510 $1,816,969,000 26.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,864 $1,482,498,000 21.5%
Total Expenditures $13,330 $6,901,176,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%