According to the Iowa Department of Education, there were 82,047 students enrolled in kindergarten (43,456) and ninth grade (38,591). Valid audit documentation was submitted for 57,820 students, for a student compliance rate of 70.5 percent. This is an increase from the 2010-2011 rate of 67.1 percent. Out of the 1,303 Iowa schools with kindergarten or ninth grade students, useable audit data was submitted for 1,126 schools, for a school compliance rate of 86.4 percent.
For those schools included in the 2011-2012 audit report:
15.2% of the students had treatment needs
13.3% required dental care
1.9% required urgent dental care
- 75.4% of students submitted a valid certificate
- 75.4% submitted a Certificate of Dental Screening
- <0.1% submitted a Certificate of Dental Screening Exemption
The link to the comprehensive audit report can be found in the Audit Documents section below.