#1 Elementary School in IA and #1 in Sioux County

Orange City Elementary School

312 1st St Nw, Orange City, IA 51041

How Good is Orange City Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Orange City Elementary School is in Orange City, Iowa and is a Sioux County school. An enrollment of 423 students and a student–teacher ratio of 13 students per teacher was reported by the school.

When compared to other schools in Iowa it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for elementary schools in Sioux County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar 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. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on Iowa standardized tests. For academics, Orange City Elementary School performs significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Iowa and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: IA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Orange City Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Iowa elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Students : Teacher
IA Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
IA Avg. 0%
New Teachers
IA Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
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. We were unable to determine the safety grade for this school due to incomplete data.

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


Information about the student body at Orange City Elementary School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
IA Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
IA Avg. 36%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IA Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 423
Minority Students 96
Diversity Index 25
Students with Disablities 38
Economically Disadvantaged 24%
Limited English Proficiency 9%
Gifted Students 2%


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Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are elementary schools close to Orange City Elementary School. The table includes The School Review’s score for each of the schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Orange City, Iowa schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Kinsey Elementary School A- B A A+
2 Hospers Elementary School A+ A+ A+ B
3 Ireton Elementary School N/A N/A D B-
4 Boyden-Hull Elementary School A- B+ A B
5 Remsen-Union Elementary School B B+ C A-

Orange City Elementary School - Quick FAQ

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

  • How many students attend Orange City Elementary School? 423 students.
  • Is Orange City Elementary School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Orange City Elementary School in? The school is located in Sioux County.
  • How can I contact Orange City Elementary School? The school's number is (712) 737-4606. You can visit their website at http://www.moc-fv.k12.ia.us/ocelem.htm.
  • Where is Orange City Elementary School? 312 1st St NW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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
Kinsey Elementary School
397 10th St Se Sioux Center, IA 51250
Hospers Elementary School
201 4th Ave S Hospers, IA 51238
Ireton Elementary School
303 Oak St Ireton, IA 51027
Boyden-Hull Elementary School
818 Lincoln St Boyden, IA 51234
Remsen-Union Elementary School
511 Roosevelt St Remsen, IA 51050