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Clay Elementary (leave a review)
Contact Information

+1 (515) 967-4198

3200 First Avenue S.

Altoona, Iowa


About Clay Elementary
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

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

A relatively large school, it has an enrolment of 620 students from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

At Clay Elementary, the average teaching salary of $56,604 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

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
Clay Elementary 620$1,53017$56,6040.29
Centennial Elementary School (1.4 miles) 480$2,47815$62,5170.33
Spring Creek - 6th Grade (1.95 miles) 468$2,02614$59,6860.31
Southeast Polk High School (1.99 miles) 2060$1,48618$61,9970.29
Willowbrook Elementary School (2.04 miles) 570$1,76516$60,9500.34
Southeast Polk Junior High School (2.05 miles) 1036$2,03617$59,5880.28

Clay Elementary

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

Centennial Elementary School (1.4 miles)

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

Spring Creek - 6th Grade (1.95 miles)

Number of pupils468
Funding per pupil$2,026
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$59,686
Diversity index0.31

Southeast Polk High School (1.99 miles)

Number of pupils2060
Funding per pupil$1,486
Pupils per teacher18
Average teacher salary$61,997
Diversity index0.29

Willowbrook Elementary School (2.04 miles)

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

Southeast Polk Junior High School (2.05 miles)

Number of pupils1036
Funding per pupil$2,036
Pupils per teacher17
Average teacher salary$59,588
Diversity index0.28
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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.
153rdlargest school
222ndhighest number of FTE teachers
1185thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
556thhighest average teaching salary
1213thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1234thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
474thhighest diversity index
1291sthighest 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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