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4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA 50010
p. 515-239-3790

Abbie Sawyer Elementary School
in Ames, IA

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Ames Comm School District
State Agency:
Iowa Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs27.5
Surrounding communityCity, Small Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter School
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Ames, IA 50010
Total Population24,991 (22,857 urban / 2,134 rural)
Households10,797 (2.27 people per house)
Median Household Income$37,511
Families6,167 (2.83 people per family)
Pop. — African American740
Pop. — Asian1,953
Pop. — Pacific Islander23
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native116
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)22,323
Pop. — Other215

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 74 17%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 12 3%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 86 20%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     11%
English Language Learners     4%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A59%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A71%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A70%
White Non-HispanicN/A88%
All Students>93%87%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 352 87.25%
GED Recipients     3.01%
Other Completers N/A 0.66%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Abbie Sawyer Elementary School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic57>12%5%
Asian / Pacific Islander48>10%2%
American Indian / Alaskan Native4N/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic304<68%85%
Kindergarten 13 6 7 1 42 69
1st Grade 11 7 10 1 55 84
2nd Grade 8 4 2 1 53 68
3rd Grade 8 3 13 58 82
4th Grade 11 4 6 40 61
5th Grade 6 4 10 1 56 77
Total 57 28 48 4 304 441

Ames Comm School District – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Abbie Sawyer Elementary School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides152.0>48%29%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors4.0>1%1%
Library / Media Specialist4.0<1%1%
Library / Media Support10.0>3%3%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)6.0>2%1%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)7.0>2%2%
Guidance Staff Total13.0>4%3%
District Admins5.0<2%2%
Dist. Admin/Sppt20.0>6%5%
School Admins12.0<4%5%
School Admin/Sppt19.0<6%6%
Other Support60.2<19%35%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Ames Comm School District Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools   
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$29,655,000>$6,612$4,322
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,194
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,194
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$24,626,000>$5,490$4,301
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year  $384
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year  $428
 Sinking Fund$623,000<$138$313
 Bond Fund  $2,525
 Other Funds$13,287,000>$2,962$2,142
Total Revenues$53,683,000>$11,969$11,248
Total Expenses$46,144,000<$10,288$10,795

Ames Comm School District Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$10,704,000$3,017,941
Special Education Programs$3,086,000$695,691
Vocational Education Programs$375,000$222,623
Other Education Programs$1,403,000$268,799
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$18,077,000$8,265,000$4,837,554$1,463,443
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$471,000$247,000$314,401$85,210
 General Administration$564,000$174,000$172,618$56,704
 School Administration$1,385,000$469,000$491,357$156,063
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$1,193,000$494,000$374,884$131,686
 Student Transportation  $200,245$48,213
 Business / Central / Other$930,000$516,000$175,524$69,061
Food Services$20,000$11,000$181,450$55,140

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Ames Comm School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$813,000<$181$248
  General Administration$1,002,000<$223$320
  School Administration$1,905,000<$424$517
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,739,000<$833$836
  Student Transportation$1,388,000<$309$419
  Business / Central / Other$1,838,000>$409$205
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,381,000<$307$430
  Enterprise Operations  $84
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services  $147
 Adult Education  $15
 Total  $120
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures$3,000 $111
 Instructional Equipment$36,000<$8$62
 Other Equipment$232,000<$51$259
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$1,198,000<$267$750
Debt Interest$1,262,000>$281$200

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Ames Comm School District.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$484,000<$107$136
  Children with Disabilities Idea$219,000<$48$59
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality  $5
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$15,000<$3$5
  Title V, Part A$16,000>$3$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$45,000<$10$13
  Bilingual Education$25,000<$5$10
  Child Nutrition Act$430,000<$95$161
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $137
  Indian Education  $23
  Other  $148
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$12,961,000<$2,889$4,282
 Staff Improvement Programs$1,259,000<$280$393
 Special Education Programs  $28
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$104,000<$23$76
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$44,000<$9$11
 School Lunch Programs$19,000<$4$6
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs  $98
 Transportation Programs$34,000<$7$22
 Other Programs$329,000<$73$78
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$24,659,000>$5,498$3,571
 General Sales Taxes$4,338,000>$967$680
 Public Utility Taxes$287,000<$63$149
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes$1,788,000>$398$312
 All Other Taxes$51,000>$11$7
 From Other School Systems$3,265,000>$727$560
 From Cities and Counties  $29
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$206,000>$45$30
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$178,000>$39$8
 School Lunch$907,000<$202$232
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $27
 District Activity Receipts$180,000>$40$24
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $96
 Interest Earnings$813,000>$181$174

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