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Clive Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 522 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2013

Teachers seem tired. High percentage of free and reduced price lunches. Many students with behavior problems. There doesn't seem to be a lot of parent involvement, even with a special group to promote parental involvement. I wonder about the education that kids who are at or above grade level are getting. The teachers have a lot to deal with. The teachers do a good job trying to help the kids, but if there is little to no parental involvement, the teachers can't solve everything. Doesn't seem like there is a lot of communication going on between teachers and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

We love the teachers and staff at this school! We feel that our children are getting an excellent education. When I had an issue with my child I was listened to and helped right away. My child had to go to the nurses office several times last year for bloody noses and was very well taken care of. I have been given several opportunities to volunteer and have found it to be a very welcoming school. Both of our children are excelling in math and reading. We love this school! We do wish we would see more parents getting involved, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Clive Elementry is a terrible school for my children. The principal doesn't care enough. Also,the nurse is never there to tend to the childrens needs when she needs to be. Basically, unless youre kid don't need to get any info , or have a medical problem of any sort the entire year, you might be fine. I on the other hand have experienced a 'principal' that refused to do any fact finding to diffuse problems on campus. I have personally been refused a conference with other parents. I have had to wait 10-15 minutes in the office, while I have had to listen to personal calls by both secreteries; while I was ingnored, and un-attended to. I have simply had enough, I wanted to share my two years of HELL with others, so that you can keep these things in mind before you send your child into a 'Lions Den'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

My daughter is in kindergarten at Clive Elementary. In the first two months of school I have such a tremendous rate of growth. She in two months is now reading to me at night. Her math skills are way beyond what I expected, too. I couldn't be happier with the staff and learning atmosphere at Clive Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

My child has spent the last year at Clive Elementary School, after we moved from Texas to West Des Moines. I can honestly say that Clive Elementary is amazing. My child has progressed more in eleven months at Clive Elementary than he did in three years in a Texas elementary school. The staff are caring, kind, committed, and involved. The standards are very high, in all areas, and the school is clean and well run. I honestly would recommend Clive Elementary as the best school any of my children have ever attended (and we have lived and moved a lot in both the U.S.A and Europe!).
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners53%

Reading

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners77%

Reading

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 81%
Hispanic 14% 9%
Asian 7% 2%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1600 73rd St
Des Moines, IA 50324
Phone: (515) 633-5800

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