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East Elementary School (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (319) 334-7425

1103 First Street West

Independence, Iowa


About East Elementary School
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

East Elementary School is one of 4 schools in the Independence Comm School District of Iowa.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 288 students from Kindergarten to 2nd Grade and is classified as a regular school.

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

At East Elementary School, the average teaching salary of $54,174 is lower than the Iowa state average of $57,167.

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Students by Year Group
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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

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
East Elementary School 288$9,90712$54,1740.06
Early Childhood Center (0.03 miles) 44$8,47914$39,3620.13
West Elementary School (0.05 miles) 392$13,17014$49,8520.06
Independence Junior Senior High School (0.55 miles) 676$15,47815$58,9560.11
Perry #1 Elementary School (5.16 miles) 37$5,86219$49,3720.00
Jesup Elementary School (8.05 miles) 432$8,06017$47,9010.11

East Elementary School

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

Early Childhood Center (0.03 miles)

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

West Elementary School (0.05 miles)

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

Independence Junior Senior High School (0.55 miles)

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

Perry #1 Elementary School (5.16 miles)

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

Jesup Elementary School (8.05 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.
744thlargest school
620thhighest number of FTE teachers
267thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
688thhighest average teaching salary
697thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
665thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1245thhighest diversity index
875thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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