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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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Cattell Elementary School

My daughter switched to Cattell 2yrs ago from Willard and I couldn't be happier.. The t...

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Garton Elementary School

I am thankful to have my daughter comes to Garton! This is my daughter's 1st year as a...

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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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