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DOWNTOWN SCHOOL

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Downtown School Overview

Downtown School is a part of the Des Moines Independent Comm School District school district in Des Moines, Iowa. As of our last data update the school employs 19.40 full-time teachers. There are 278 students of which 37 receive a free lunch and 7 receive a price-reduced lunch.

Testing data (where available), resources, graphs, county-level educational attainment, and more can be located below. We also appreciate and encourage students, teachers, and family members to submit additional information, reviews, and comments below.

School Address

DOWNTOWN SCHOOL
1800 GRAND AVE
DES MOINES, IA 50309

Mailing Address

DOWNTOWN SCHOOL
1800 GRAND AVENUE
DES MOINES, IA 50309

General Information

Level: Primary / Elementary School
District: Des Moines Independent Comm School District
Phone Number: 515-284-5848
School ID: 190897000232
Full-time Teachers: 19.40
Total Students: 278
Eligible for Free Lunch: 37
Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 7

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School Notes

This school has a student to teacher ratio of 14.33 students per full-time teacher compared to the Iowa average of 14.42 students per full-time teacher.

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Students, Teachers, and Free Lunch graphs

Number of Students 1

Full-time Teachers 1

Free Lunch Eligible 1

Legend mark for school points - Downtown School Values
Legend mark for state points - Iowa Average Values
Legend mark for national points - National Average Values

*Values of 0 in the graphs above are typically indicative of missing or erroneous data.
The 2011-2012 school year is the most recently available data provided by the federal government for the above topics (total students, FTE teachers, and free lunches). More recent data if often available via the state's Department of Education link located in the 'Government Resources' box above.


Previous Assessment Test Results

Test and Grade Level Proficient or better 2010-2011 Proficient or better 2011-2012
Math: All Students75-79%75-79%
Reading and Language Arts: All Students85-89%85-89%
Math: All Female75-79%75-79%
Reading and Language Arts: All Female85-89%85-89%
Math: All Male75-79%80-84%
Reading and Language Arts: All Male85-89%85-89%
Math: 3rd Grade60-69%70-79%
Reading and Language Arts: 3rd Grade80-89%80-89%
Math: 4th Grade80-89%70-79%
Reading and Language Arts: 4th Grade>= 90%80-89%
Math: 5th Grade80-89%80-89%
Reading and Language Arts: 5th Grade>= 90%>= 90%
Math: 6th GradeNA
Reading and Language Arts: 6th GradeNA
Notes:
>= means greater than or equal to
<= means less than or equal to
< means less than

Educational Attainment for Polk County (25 and Older)

Overall Educational Attainment

Male Educational Attainment

Female Educational Attainment

  1. Percent of Group without a HS Diploma
  2. Percent of Group with a HS Diploma or HS Equivalency
  3. Percent of Group with Some College Education (including associate's degrees)
  4. Percent of Group with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Income by Educational Attainment for Polk County (25 and Older)

Overall Income by Educational Attainment

Male Income by Educational Attainment

Female Income by Educational Attainment

  1. Median Income of Group without a HS diploma
  2. Median Income of Group with a HS Diploma or HS Equivalency
  3. Median Income of Group with Some College Education (including associate's degrees)
  4. Median Income of Group with a Bachelor's Degree
  5. Median Income of Group with a Professional Degree

Reviews and Ratings for DOWNTOWN SCHOOL

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Compare to Nearby Schools:

Walnut Street School

901 Walnut St Des Moines, IA 50309
Distance: ~0 miles

Edmunds Fine Arts Academy

1601 Crocker St Des Moines, IA 50314
Distance: ~1 miles

Des Moines Central Campus High School

1800 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50309
Distance: ~1 miles

Gateway Secondary School

1800 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50309
Distance: ~1 miles

Carver Elementary

705 East University Ave Des Moines, IA 50316
Distance: ~1 miles

Moulton Elementary School

1541 8th St Des Moines, IA 50314
Distance: ~1 miles

Closest Public Library Systems:

Des Moines Public Library

1000 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50309
Distance: ~0 miles

Pleasant Hill Public Library

5151 Maple Dr Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Distance: ~6 miles

Urbandale Public Library

3520 86th St Urbandale, IA 50322
Distance: ~6 miles

Sources:
1. NCES Common Core of Data 2008-2012 - http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/
Educational Attainment: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009-2013 5-Year American Community Survey