GreatSchools Rating: 2 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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Top-Rated Des Moines Public Schools

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Cowles Elementary School
Hanawalt Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Downtown School
Gateway Secondary School
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Mccombs Middle School

I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about sending my child to McCombs last ye...

Posted 26 days ago

Mccombs Middle School

I have had the benefit of working in this school for the past 11 years, and I have seen...

Posted 28 days ago

Mccombs Middle School

I have been associated with McCombs Middle for the past two years . I think they are ...

Posted 28 days ago

What's it like to live in Des Moines?

Des MoinesIowaU.S.
Median household income $44,365 $48,978 $50,935
Median home price $98,200 $110,700 $152,300
Cost of living (% of national avg)84% 89% 100%
Unemployment 6% 6% 9%
Violent crime index (1 is lowest)744
Days per year with some sun: 204
Days per year with some precipitation: 100
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Source: Sperling's Best Places
Population: 203,433

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