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Carver Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 681 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2014

In response to the recent post, I feel bad that your child has been the victim of bullying. However, I have noticed that bullying is snuffed out very quickly. The only time it goes on is when students to not report it. We don't cater to the minorities. The majority of the student population is minority, possibly as high as 86%. We see no color at our school. Everyone is a human being that deserves respect. As far as field trips, that is the policy of the Des Moines Public School District. We get "1" field trip a year. The school does not make that decision. Submitted by staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 8, 2014

The school stresses in flyers no bullying yet it goes on and it's he'd to get results. The school seems to cater to the minorities as only certain children revive informations regarding different opportunities such as shoes that fit. The teachers I have felt with do seem to have the children's academic success in mind. There are just so many kids in each class it's hard to monitor all going on's in the classroom. The school has changed since my other child attend when they first opened. Not all grades were able to go on end of the year frills trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Nice new building. Many different services to help the families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2010

The staff are a great bunch of people to work with. They are very dedicated to students and families.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students68%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners57%

Reading

All Students60%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners49%
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 Students60%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners69%

Reading

All Students53%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%
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 Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners47%

Reading

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners40%
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
Hispanic 48% 9%
Black 21% 5%
White 15% 81%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 100%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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705 East University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: (515) 242-8418

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