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