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Laura Ingalls Wilder School Fast Facts

Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary is a family friendly school that honors and supports parents in the education of their child.  We are a community of educators who work to promote positive relationships among all members of our learning community. 

 

Learning Structure

  • Approximate enrollment of 400 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 7:45-2:55 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • The school day is 7:45-1:55 on Wednesdays.
  • The Elementary schools operates on a 6 Day cycle. Students attend Art, Music and PE twice during a cycle while attending Guidance and Media once during a cycle.

 

Student Demographics and Learning

  • Approximate 5% minority student body
  • Over 80% of students are proficient as measured by the Iowa Assessment for reading, math, science
  • 38% Free and Reduced Lunch population

 

Facility

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary was opened for the 2008-09 school year.
  • Major renovation to the playground occured during the summer of 2018.
  • Wireless connections throughout the building.

 

Student Support Services

  • Counselors serve students in whole group, small group, and individual settings.
  • Reading support is provided to those students who qualify.
  • School-based therapy is available for families in need.

 

Communication

  • Approved visitors sign in at the office to receive a visitor’s pass. A photo ID is required.
  • Building newsletter is emailed on Mondays. Paper copies are available.
  • Call the office for all attendance communication and notes from home.
  • Materials are delivered to students by the office secretaries or office helpers.
  • Please reference the elementary handbook on this website for further information.