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Orchard Place School

Public | K-12 | 96 students

 
 

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Posted 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


Posted February 17, 2010

amazing school, beautiful campus, great teachers, whats not to love?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted October 8, 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5412 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: (515) 287-9700

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