#248 Elementary School in IA and #5 in Bremer County

Margaretta Carey Elementary School

220 9th Ave Nw, Waverly, IA 50677

How Good is Margaretta Carey Elementary School?

Report Card

B+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
B+ Overall Grade

Margaretta Carey Elementary School is a elementary school in Waverly, Iowa. It is in Bremer County. Serving grades K-4, the school has 245 students and a student–teacher ratio of 15 students per teacher.

This school performs slightly above average when compared to other Iowa schools. Margaretta Carey Elementary School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. Of elementary schools in the Bremer County it is ranked 5. Statewide, Margaretta Carey Elementary School is ranked 248 for elementary schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Iowa standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics grade. Margaretta Carey Elementary School performs slightly above average compared to other Iowa elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is B+.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade B+
Test Performance Very Good

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare a variety of factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Margaretta Carey Elementary School performs average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa and received the grade of B- for this measure.

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


School safety is estimated by comparing factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Due to incomplete data the safety grade was not able to be calculated for Margaretta Carey Elementary School.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Margaretta Carey Elementary School is shown below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 36%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 245
Minority Students 13
Diversity Index 6
Students with Disablities 35
Economically Disadvantaged 22%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 2%

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools close to Margaretta Carey Elementary School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a full listing of Waverly schools, go to the Waverly, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 West Cedar Elementary School A- A B N/A
2 Southeast Elementary School B+ A- B+ N/A
3 Shell Rock Elementary School B B- A+ N/A
4 Janesville Elementary School B B- A+ B
5 Nashua-Plainfield Intermediate School B B A- B

Margaretta Carey Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students are enrolled at Margaretta Carey Elementary School? 245 students.
  • Is Margaretta Carey Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of B+, which means it is slightly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Margaretta Carey Elementary School in? The school is located in Bremer County.
  • How can I contact Margaretta Carey Elementary School? The school's number is (319) 352-2855. You can visit their website at http://www.wsr.k12.ia.us/carey/.
  • Where is Margaretta Carey Elementary School? 220 9th Ave NW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

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
West Cedar Elementary School
221 15th St Nw Waverly, IA 50677
Southeast Elementary School
809 4th St Se Waverly, IA 50677
Shell Rock Elementary School
214 N Cherry St Shell Rock, IA 50670
Janesville Elementary School
505 Barrick Rd Janesville, IA 50647
Nashua-Plainfield Intermediate School
417 Main St Plainfield, IA 50666