Elkader Elementary School

Elkader, IA  52043
Grade PK-5
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType Elementary

Reviews for Elkader Elementary School

July 08, 2013

Well, the bad things about this school are the boy's sports teams (boys basketball won only one game in the 2011-2012 season and two games in the 2012-2013 season), football team switched to 8-Man and isn't doing too hot, baseball is shared with another school, there isn't a wrestling team. Girls sports, such as cross country, track, and basketball, are all doing very well. The band has a new director and they are looking worse for the wear, the admin. isn't open to changes, especially by students, and is a "what I say goes" kind of person, even though we have a part-time superintendent. The staff members are more relaxed than they should be and let students get away with things, such as standing around talking in the middle of P.E. class. They're easy on the grades and you can succeed, but there's quite a few low points...and did I mention the lunch?Read Full Review

-submitted by parent

January 24, 2009

There has been much improvement in the administration at this school the past few years. They have established expectations for student behavior through a program called Positive Behavior Support. This has helped bring consistency and direction to how the school deals with discipline issues even on buses. The academic focus of the school continues to be a strength and technology is at the forefront of priorities at the school. This is another wonderful small school in wonderful small town Iowa.Read Full Review

-submitted by teacher

June 14, 2008

This is a great, small, school. I believe and have seen many of the teachers reach out and help me in subjects I struggle in and help other children in subjects they struggle in. Many of the teachers have taken their own time to help students. Also Central has strict policies that help with problems and problem sfkjsdkfjksdchildren. I have been at this school for my whole life, and hope to until I finish school. Central works hard on improving problems and making our school better. The teachers and other workers work hard to improve test scores each year, but make sure that you understand the material. I also like how if there is a problem the students are involved. We have meetings to resolve the problem, either with the counselor or if needed the principal. This is a good, safe, and trustworthy school district. I would recommend this school.Read Full Review

-submitted by student

November 21, 2004

I have been very concerned with the Elkader School Admin. They have shown to be very lack in there dicipline with problem children, lack of care of parents opinions, and there overall lack of motivation in fixing problems. I have struggled working with them for 4 years. I would not recommend this school system for anyone. It is a nice area to live, but the admin. of the school lacks motivation to correct problems at school and on the buses.Read Full Review

-submitted by parent

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