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Cattell Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 405 students

 

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Posted yesterday

My daughter switched to Cattell 2yrs ago from Willard and I couldn't be happier.. The teachers and administration at this school are amazing and do everything in their power to help their kids succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

Cattell is a great school with really caring teachers.. wonderful experience for my grandson THANKS


Posted October 5, 2009

There teachers and are very friendly and helpful to my daughter who goes there.They help me by letting me know how she is doing and what she needs to work on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

Cattell does not have programs in place to help their gifted students. When I pushed the topic, I was told that there wasn't enough funding or staff for the gifted students. No Child Left Behind has hurt this school. Teachers at Cattell push for uniformity. There are no extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is weak, at best. I won't take my children back to Cattell. Mr. Shott is no longer there. No parking available. My kids and I didn't care for the school's Tools for Success program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

My wife went there. Currently my sons will be beginning Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Quality of education is excellent. My oldest in 1st grade at the time was doing 2nd grade Math/Reading. We talked of options to put him in with 3rd graders for those areas he excelled at, then to return with his classmates for the remaining classes. Nice facility with exception of accessability and parking avaliblity. I Was bothered once when my kindergartner was outside alone awaiting my arrival and crying. If they cared as much about there well being as much as their education it would be a 5 star school. They do incourage good conduct skills in school that is a plus. Considering the crunch the state has put on our schools Cattell is a school perfect for any child. There is racial diversity here and all income brackets. Seems kids get along well and are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

My daughter is a first grader at Cattell. I have had nothing but good experiences with her teachers. Mr. B was her kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Weaver is her 1st grade teacher and they genuinely care and take time to work with me to help my child do better in school. Mr. Schott really cares about the well being of the kids. I would highly recommend this school!
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
38%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners56%

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners56%
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 Students54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners45%

Reading

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners64%
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 Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners25%
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 35% 9%
White 27% 81%
Black 21% 5%
Asian 11% 2%
Two or more races 6% 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 86%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: (515) 242-8403

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