Van Meter Elementary School

520 1st Ave, Van Meter, IA 50261 | (515) 996-2221
  • Grades: KG-6
  • Student Enrollment: 303
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 303 elementary school students from grades KG-6
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 257, Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Principal or Admin: Maribeth Arentsen
  • Fax: (515) 996-2488
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 303
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 23.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 162 (53.5%)
  • Females: 141 (46.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 11 (3.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 28 (9.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 39 (12.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Van Meter Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.3%
Black10.3%
Asian--
Hispanic41.3%
White29697.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Van Meter Elementary School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten3712.2%
1st Grade3712.2%
2nd Grade4715.5%
3rd Grade4414.5%
4th Grade5317.5%
5th Grade3812.5%
6th Grade4715.5%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 86%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:14%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 13 Years
  • Average Salary: $36,900
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Van Meter Elementary School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$29,80532%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$40,21168%
Source: IA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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