Picture of Irving Elementary building

 

Irving Elementary Fast Facts

The positive learning community of Irving Elementary will stimulate rigorous academic growth of all students engaged in a broad spectrum of learning opportunities resulting in productive, contributing citizens prepared for success in life.

 

Learning Structure

  • Approximate enrollment of 430 students in grades Kindergarten-Fifth Grade
  • Class sizes
    • K-2–approximately no more than 25
    • 3-5–approximately no more than 29
  • The school day is 8:10-3:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 8:10-2:00 on Wednesdays.
  • The Elementary schools operate on a 6 Day cycle. Students attend Art, Music and PE twice during a cycle while attending Guidance and Media once during a cycle.

 

Year Round

  • Still only 180 days of school
  • Breaks spread out throughout the year
    • Summer-5-6 week break
    • Fall–3 week break, optional intersession classes the first two
    • Spring–3 week break, optional intersession classes the first two
  • Intersession classes are fee based and multi-grade structured
  • Students have the option to register for one or both weeks; morning, afternoon, or all day

 

Student Demographics

  • Less than 1% English as a Second Language Learner (ESL)
  • Approximate 6% minority student body
  • Over 80% of students are proficient as measured by the Iowa Assessment for reading, math, science
  • 17% Free and Reduced Lunch population

 

Facility

  • Irving built in 1953 as a two story building
  • A three level story was added in 1980.
  • Renovation to the building and playground in 2014. ┬áRenovations included:
    • Safety and security of interior and exterior doors
    • New main office
    • New playground and blacktop
    • New staff parking and bus drop off/pick up
  • 31 classrooms with separate gym, lunchroom, media center and computer lab
  • Elevator for handicap accessibility
  • Wireless connections throughout the building.

 

Communication

  • Approved visitors sign-in at the office to receive a visitor’s pass. A photo ID is required.
  • Office newsletter is emailed bi-weekly. Paper copies are available by request.
  • Call the office for all attendance communication and notes from home.
  • Please reference the elementary school handbook on this website for further information.