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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

Jefferson Elementary School

This is the BEST school in Des Moines, hand down! I put my middle child's name on the ...

Posted 4 days ago

Phillips Elementary School

Phillips is one of the best schools in Des Moines. I am a teacher and have taught at on...

Posted 4 days ago

Delaware Elementary School

I have just read the post made in May 3, 2012. It truly sickened me that someone could...

Posted 7 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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