Award Year: 2018

Hospers Elementary School

201 4th Avenue South
Hospers, IA, 51238-0000

(712) 752-8480

Ms. Marcia DeGraaf, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Moc-Floyd Valley Community School District

School Website


Hospers Elementary is committed to establishing learning and discovery experiences, that enable our students to achieve their greatest potential. By engaging in challenging academic and diverse educational environments students are empowered to develop deep knowledge and strong character that will better equip them to become active, responsible citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 8%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 41%
Hospers Elementary-Having fun, while climbing our way to the top!

Hospers Elementary-"Having fun, while climbing our way to the top!"

Hospers Elementary is located in the northwest corner of Iowa and serves k-5 children from the communities of Alton, Granville and Hospers. The entire staff encourages parent participation throughout the school year, enlists volunteers in our classrooms and supports family involvement in order to establish a positive relationship between school and the home, as parents are always a child's first teacher. Research based universal instruction in the content areas is provided to all students and additional support and stretching activities ensure that we meet the needs for our students at Hospers Elementary. Along with an outstanding staff, an emphasis on best practices, updated technology and great facilities we strive to create a positive learning environment for all students at Hospers Elementary. Learning is enhanced via smartboards, iPads and mobile computer carts in our k-5 classrooms. Foundational to all we do at Hospers Elementary is building relationships. We have a very caring and dedicated staff that truly does, "Whatever It Takes" to stretch our students and help them grow. Each staff member supports the ideas of collective teacher efficacy and the positive impact it has on student achievement at Hospers Elementary. PLC’s, state level workshops, building level book studies and weekly common planning time at each grade ensure the staff has multiple opportunities to grow professionally. Leadership relies upon the direct expertise of the classroom teacher, curriculum based assessments/summative data and supports instructors to identify and make suggestions to best serve our students throughout the school year at Hospers Elementary.