Report this review as inappropriate

Cancel

Review topics

This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.  Learn more.

WHAT'S YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THIS SCHOOL?
parent
current student
teacher
school official
community member
How would you rate your experience at this school?
Terrible
Bad
Average
Good
Great
2 OVERALL RATINGS

characters left.
Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
Strongly disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly agree
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
Not enough
Just right
Too much
Don't know
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
Very ineffective
Ineffective
Somewhat effective
Effective
Very effective
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
School leader
Teacher
Staff member
Parent
Student
Have your say!
Let others know more about this school.
characters left.
There are 2 reviews about all of the school topics.

Review comments


Edmunds Fine Arts Academy 4

Posted September 08, 2014
- a parent
I've had three children at Edmunds over the last 10 years. All three are highly accelerated in Math and score years ahead in Reading. My son won district wide awards in Science and for Vocabulary. My daughters had artworks featured in City art shows. The numbers you see in Reading and Math reflect the fact that many families in our neighborhood are recent immigrants. Their children are eager to learn and well behaved, but in some cases have not had educational opportunities or have been educated in a different language. We also have a concentration of poverty in this part of the city that is reflected in the numbers. The real question is whether the school has the programs, the determination, and the knowledge of how to educate children from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, and whether the school has a community of children where kids learn. I have seen all of that Edmunds first hand for several years. The Reading and Math scores will not tell you that information about any school. At best, the scores largely reflect what the child has learned before arriving at the school, at worst, the scores tell us how much income the parents of the children have.

Edmunds Fine Arts Academy 5

Posted January 12, 2007
- a parent
My children attended Edmunds for 5 years. We have been very pleased with the education they have recieved there. Since the change in Vice principals to Mr. Lord the atmosphere has changed around 360 degrees for the better. The teachers here care about the kids as if they were their own. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcome at Edmunds. Many different instruments are available for the kids to take part in during schools hours and after hours.

Nearby schools

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2016 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
1601 Crocker St, Des Moines, IA  50314
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews. (515) 243-1174
Last modified Edmunds Fine Arts Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Top