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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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Recent Reviews

Lincoln High School

Children can easily not go to school and jip classes and there will be no call to paren...

Posted 10 days ago

Howe Elementary School

I love this school. The principal is wonderful. She has done such a great job setting...

Posted 11 days ago

Hillis Elementary School

My son has attended this school since Kindergarten. All of his teachers have been wonde...

Posted 15 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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