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Adm Senior High School

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Posted September 18, 2009

I have been extremely satisfied with the Adel Elementary schools from the very beginning starting at preschool. My kids are in 2nd and 3rd grade currently. The principal makes her presence known in every classroom, the teachers send daily reminders and agenda's. I know other parents in the des moines and surrounding areas that have problems with their teachers, schools and curriculam and are amazed at how Adel makes it a point to not only teach the basics but can cater to advanced students as well. I am also impressed with the consistancy of each school's involvement with the Character counts program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

Have been very unsatisfied with this entire school district from the very beginning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

If you are looking for great, growing community with a large city not far away. Adel is for you. Adel-DeSoto-Minburn high school is fantastic. The school sits on the lower end of class 3A so class sizes are comfortably sized in a school that offers anything a high school could ever demand. You'll find an equal balance of support for fine arts and athletics since many students take part in both. The school was newly remodeled a couple of years ago and now holds 8-12 graders with the 8th and 9th graders held in a separate part of the school than the upperclassman. Academically, you can hardly find better as Adel has a challenging GPA and a group of teachers that push students. If you are moving to the Des Moines area, take a good look at ADM. You won't regret it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2006

They are a really good school. Their afterschool activities are really great and the coaches try to work around your schudle when you need them to. Parents are always involved. I think that kids their will always succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 Nile Kinnick Dr South
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4584

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