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

Top-Rated Public SchoolsGreatSchools
Cowles Elementary School
Hanawalt Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Downtown School
Gateway Secondary School

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Recent Reviews

Howe Elementary School

I think Howe has to be one of the best schools in the district. The teachers that my ch...

Posted 10 days ago

Christ The King School

teachers very good with all the children. they have lots of fun activity for the childr...

Posted 46 days ago

Samuelson Elementary School

Great teachers and administration! We have been very impressed with the quality of all ...

Posted 70 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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