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Capitol View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 572 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Capitol View Elementary is one of the best schools in the Des Moines Area. This school is exceptionally funded by the Blind and Deaf Organization. They run a continuos calendar year for classes, and offer an emerced langue program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

I am a Former student when it use to be Brooks and Lucas even before they became one. And now I am a parent of a child who goes to Captiol View. The teachers have helped me and my daugther out a lot. I am a single mother in college and they help when it comes to issues at home. My daugther has learned so much. She is in preschool now and is awaiting Kintergarten. I have always loved the fact that the children have the chance to be around children not like them. Different races, languages, and disabilities. While I was in this school I learn sign langauge. Now my daugther has that chance as well as spanish. For the days ahead this will be a huge advantage. Great Job Everyone! It is great to see some of my old teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2005

I love that Capital view has extended there school year, although they did not add days they spreaded out vacation time. Therefore my children can know stay focused on thier school work, My son started preschool not being able to express himself which was very stressful for everyone, now that he has been in speech therapy at the school he can actually explain his needs. I am so happy that my children attend school at Capitalview. I also think that it is wonderful that the children can have acess to the library after school. The school also offers a program for my two younger at home children, Parents as Teachers, a teacher from school comes to our house once a month to read and do other various activities with the children. The younger children can also go to the school on certain days to do activities there along with other children. Thanks.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
39%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners59%

Reading

All Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners50%
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 Students53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners58%

Reading

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners58%
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 Students45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners41%

Reading

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners50%
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 46% 9%
White 31% 81%
Black 15% 5%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian 3% 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 78%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: (515) 242-8402

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