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Scavo Alternative High School

Public | 9-12 | 264 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2012

there are great and freindly teachers. there the only school talked me into actually wanting to go to school now im doing great and might even graduate early.. i owe it to all my teachers that helped me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2011

I owe a lot to this school. They helped me graduate when I thought I had no options. Some of the teachers are hard to understand, but all really love what they're doing and try to help as best as they can. The leadership at this school is fantastic. They're very friendly, and they strive to approach every problem they face without bias. The courses are quite easy, but keep in mind that it is an alternative high school. It's a horse of a different color.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2010

I went to this school and I have to say that I did graduate with a high GPA, that is not normally the case. Teachers sit in the front of the class while students sit at their desks and read books. One teacher I had was from Russia and any time I had a question, I could never understand her because her accent was so thick. If you want your children to learn anything valuable, do not let them go to this school. I can honestly say that I don't think I learned anything while attending. I am now a college graduate but i attribute most of that to my middle school education and my parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2004

This school is very nice all the students are very nice and behave very well i know my student learnd alot and is now going to become the president. Good job scavo.
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 81%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Black 17% 5%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian 1% 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 72%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Gym
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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  • Football
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  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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3725 52nd St
Des Moines, IA 50310
Phone: (515) 242-7589

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