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Altoona Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (515) 967-3771

301 6Th St Sw

Altoona, Iowa


About Altoona Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Altoona Elementary School is one of 11 schools found in the Southeast Polk Comm School District of Iowa.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 438 students - compared to other schools in Iowa, this is a relatively average sized school.

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

The average teacher's salary is $60,095, which is higher than the Iowa state average of $57,167.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

Program not provided

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
Altoona Elementary School 438$1,48917$60,0950.34
Willowbrook Elementary School (1.06 miles) 570$1,76516$60,9500.34
Centennial Elementary School (1.07 miles) 480$2,47815$62,5170.33
Clay Elementary (2.34 miles) 620$1,53017$56,6040.29
Morris Elementary (2.68 miles) 484$8,55815$49,0330.13
Anderson Elementary School (2.82 miles) 577$8,58817$49,3070.18

Altoona Elementary School

Number of pupils438
Funding per pupil$1,489
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$60,095
Diversity index0.34

Willowbrook Elementary School (1.06 miles)

Number of pupils570
Funding per pupil$1,765
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$60,950
Diversity index0.34

Centennial Elementary School (1.07 miles)

Number of pupils480
Funding per pupil$2,478
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$62,517
Diversity index0.33

Clay Elementary (2.34 miles)

Number of pupils620
Funding per pupil$1,530
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$56,604
Diversity index0.29

Morris Elementary (2.68 miles)

Number of pupils484
Funding per pupil$8,558
Pupils per teacher15
Average teacher salary$49,033
Diversity index0.13

Anderson Elementary School (2.82 miles)

Number of pupils577
Funding per pupil$8,588
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$49,307
Diversity index0.18
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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.
373rdlargest school
557thhighest number of FTE teachers
1235thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
374thhighest average teaching salary
735thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
851sthighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
400thhighest diversity index
1294thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 5th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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