#357 Elementary School in IA and #9 in Bremer County

Durant Elementary School

601 West Fifth Street, Sumner, IA 50674

How Good is Durant Elementary School?

Report Card

B- Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
C+ School Safety
B Overall Grade

Durant Elementary School is located in Sumner, Iowa. The school reports an enrollment of 258 students in grades K-5 and a student–teacher ratio of 13 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of B. Compared to other state schools Durant Elementary School scores are average. Of elementary schools in the Bremer County it is ranked 9. Statewide, Durant Elementary School is ranked 357 for elementary schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Iowa standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics score. For academics, Durant Elementary School performs average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa and earned the grade of B- for this measure.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B-
Test Performance Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. For learning environment, Durant Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Fair
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Durant Elementary School received a grade of C+ for safety. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa.

Safety Grade C+
In-School Suspensions Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Fair
Physical Altercations Fair


An overview of the student body of Durant Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 36%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 258
Minority Students 17
Diversity Index 8
Students with Disablities 44
Economically Disadvantaged 35%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 3%

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Durant Elementary School are listed. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a more complete listing of Sumner schools, go to the Sumner, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Tripoli Elementary School B C+ A+ A-
2 Fredericksburg Elementary School B B B+ B-
3 Readlyn Elementary School A- A- A B-
4 West Central Pk - 8 School B+ B A B+
5 Fairbank Elementary School B+ B A B

Durant Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Durant Elementary School? 258
  • Is Durant Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Durant Elementary School in? The school is located in Bremer County.
  • How can I contact Durant Elementary School? The school's number is (563) 578-5400. You can visit their website at http://www.sfcougars.k12.ia.us.
  • Where is Durant Elementary School? 601 West Fifth Street, Sumner, Iowa 50674

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Tripoli Elementary School
309 9th Ave Sw Tripoli, IA 50676
Fredericksburg Elementary School
401 E High St Fredericksburg, IA 50630
Readlyn Elementary School
200 E 4th St Readlyn, IA 50668
West Central Pk - 8 School
305 Pember Maynard, IA 50655
Fairbank Elementary School
311 5th St N Fairbank, IA 50629