The staff retention rate at Timber Ridge Elementary stood at 91.5 percent for the years 2016 and 2017, better than the state average of 86.5 percent, according to a Johnston Times analysis of the latest Iowa schools report card.
The retention rate calculates the percentage of a schools staff, including teachers, administrators and other licensed personnel, remaining at the same school for two straight academic years. The lower the rate, the higher the staff turnover will be.
Each year, Iowa public schools are evaluated based on several metrics, including proficiency, graduation rate, annual growth, college readiness, attendance and staff retention. The combined scores of each metric yield an overall ranking: exceptional, high-performing, commendable, acceptable, needs improvement and priority.
Timber Ridge Elementary was ranked "commendable" in 2017.
The school employed 2 administrators, 45 teachers and 2 other licensed staff in 2017.