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Findley Elementary School

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Posted December 21, 2013

I trust Findley staff with my child's educational and emotional growth outside of the home. The staff are extremely friendly and a joy to deal with. My child absolutely loves attending Findley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2007

Findley is a great school!!! I have 4 children and all will go to Findley. Teachers here honestly care about the students. I am involved in PTO and it is very sad that parents can complain but yet do not participate in PTO. PTO is focused on the students and so are the teachers. I feel more parents need to step up and participate in PTO, it is only 1 hour once a month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

I think parents should be much more envolved at Findley.The school provides many opportunities to involve the parents, so their should be no excuses.I have three children at Findley and I have always been very happy with all of the staff there.The teachers have all been very sincere about what is best for our children.My children love this school and I am always proud to tell people that my kids go to Findley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Parent envolvement at this school is very low and dose not look as if it will be getting better anytime soon. As the other person said its all about what the teachers want not about the kids needing things. The dean of students is also afraid of minority students parents... she will not stick to the no toerace policy, if it is a non white studant in trouble.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%
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 American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
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 Students65%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students76%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
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
White 38% 81%
Black 28% 5%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Two or more races 8% 3%
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 99%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3000 Cambridge St
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (515) 242-8407

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