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5412 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315

(515) 287-9700
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November 30, 2010
The Orchard Place method sets both teachers and students up for failure. Teachers must threaten students in order for students to do any work; students do the least amount possible in hopes to pacify case-managers and leave the facility. Although most of the Orchard Place staff is well-intended, Orchard Place believes that the illnesses of the children here can be cured by simply containing the behavioral problems. Orchard Place therapists make no attempt to find the roots of these children's problems and few of them make the progress they could. Also, the funding for Orchard Place gets cut pretty regularly which inevitably leads to fewer one-on-one attention and crowded classrooms (both counterproductive for students with mental illnesses).

- submitted by a teacher

February 17, 2010
amazing school, beautiful campus, great teachers, whats not to love?

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2009
I was a student here and it was really horrible. The teachers don't know their subjects unless the student is at the most rudimentary level.

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2008
I love this school and the circle of courage! This school has helped me and I believe it can help others.

- submitted by a student
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Orchard Place School
5412 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA  50315
(515) 287-9700
Last modified Orchard Place School is a Public school that serves grades K-12
Orchard Place School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top