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State of Iowa Summary

There are 351 districts, 1,411 public schools, and 7 charter schools in Iowa serving 495,870 students. Financially the state of Iowa spends approximately $11,913 per student. There are 34,658 full-time teachers receiving a total of $2,111,774,256 in salaries and $670,349,557 in total benefits. 158,315 students receive a free lunch and 35,831 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 351
Total Schools: 1,411
Charter Schools: 7
Full-time Teachers: 34,658
Total Students: 495,870
LEP / ELL Students: 22,503
IEP Students: 68,498
Freshman Graduation Rate: 88%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 158,315
Reduced Lunch: 35,831
Revenue Per Student: $11,913
Salaries: $2,111,774,256
Employee Benefits: $670,349,557

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Iowa Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 78.10%
Grade 4 Reading 74.80%
Elementary School Science 83.80%
Grade 8 Math 73.30%
Grade 8 Reading 65.20%
Middle School Science 75.00%
High School Math 80.70%
High School Reading 81.90%
High School Science 84.70%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.