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Early Childhood Center (leave a review)
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+1 (319) 334-4780

1011 1St St W

Independence, Iowa


About Early Childhood Center
Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Early Childhood Center is one of 4 schools in the Independence Comm School District of Iowa.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to Kindergarten and has an enrolment of 44 students - compared to other schools in Iowa, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

At Early Childhood Center, the average teaching salary of $39,362 is lower than the Iowa state average of $57,167.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Early Childhood Center 44$8,47914$39,3620.13
West Elementary School (0.02 miles) 392$13,17014$49,8520.06
East Elementary School (0.03 miles) 288$9,90712$54,1740.06
Independence Junior Senior High School (0.58 miles) 676$15,47815$58,9560.11
Perry #1 Elementary School (5.14 miles) 37$5,86219$49,3720.00
Jesup Elementary School (8.06 miles) 432$8,06017$47,9010.11

Early Childhood Center

Number of pupils44
Funding per pupil$8,479
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$39,362
Diversity index0.13

West Elementary School (0.02 miles)

Number of pupils392
Funding per pupil$13,170
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$49,852
Diversity index0.06

East Elementary School (0.03 miles)

Number of pupils288
Funding per pupil$9,907
Pupils per teacher12
Average teacher salary$54,174
Diversity index0.06

Independence Junior Senior High School (0.58 miles)

Number of pupils676
Funding per pupil$15,478
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$58,956
Diversity index0.11

Perry #1 Elementary School (5.14 miles)

Number of pupils37
Funding per pupil$5,862
Pupils per teacher19
Average teacher salary$49,372
Diversity index0.00

Jesup Elementary School (8.06 miles)

Number of pupils432
Funding per pupil$8,060
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$47,901
Diversity index0.11
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Rankings within Iowa
There are 1,377 schools in Iowa. Rankings don't always go up to 1,377 because some schools have missing data.
1319thlargest school
1317thhighest number of FTE teachers
540thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
1243rdhighest average teaching salary
1263rdhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1317thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
933rdhighest diversity index
1033rdhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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