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WHAT'S YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THIS SCHOOL?
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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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There are 21 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Orchard Place School
Grateful to: Parent

Posted April 04, 2016
- a parent
A parent recommended Orchard Place to me. THANK YOU! I am grateful for this person who put my mind at ease.

Orchard Place School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted April 04, 2016
- a parent
Dealing with children who have a mental health condition is not easy. It takes a special kind of teacher to deal with this. Orchard Place teachers are very knowledgeable AND helpful to parents.


Orchard Place School 5

Posted April 04, 2016
- a parent
Admissions staff is extremely helpful. Clear instructions and wonderful to work with. It is a big decision to send a child to a PMIC. Orchard Place is great for parents and children. The Orchard Place School is such an excellent resource. THANK YOU ORCHARD PLACE SCHOOL!

Orchard Place School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted March 31, 2016
- a community member
The Orchard Place School provides a collaborative education to students while they are at the Orchard Place Campus PMIC. There are multiple activities and clubs that help students develop honesty, integrity and fairness. The entire organization is currently utilizing the Sanctuary Model.

Orchard Place School 5

Posted March 31, 2016
- a community member
The Campus School offers an on-site educational program working with Des Moines Public School teaching staff. Our teachers are members of the multidisciplinary team who collaborate with child therapists, counselors, doctors and nurses to ensure that treatment goals are being met both in and out of the classroom. This collaborative effort helps children with serious mental health disorders reclaim their lives and helps families to reintegrate these youth back into their home communities. Of the students who attended Campus School in 2014 for 80 or more days: • 86 % of elementary students improved reading • 79% of elementary students improved in math • 73% of middle school students improved reading • 89% of middle school students improved in math • 80% of high school students improved in reading • 83% of high school students improved in math


Orchard Place School 2

Posted November 30, 2010
- a teacher
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).

Orchard Place School 5

Posted February 17, 2010
- a parent
amazing school, beautiful campus, great teachers, whats not to love?

Orchard Place School 1

Posted July 11, 2009
- a student
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.


Orchard Place School 5

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

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5412 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA  50315
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. (515) 287-9700
Last modified Orchard Place School is a Public school that serves grades K-12
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