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Greenwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 413 students

 
 

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Posted April 29, 2009

My son is a 2nd grader at Greenwood. We have had a wonderful experience with the staff. The teachers are wonderful and in tune to the childrens needs and talents. My husband also went to Greenwood as a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

My fourth and youngest child is now at Greenwood. We have had a wonderful experience over the course of the past 8 years there. Superior teachers, good neighbors, and a beautiful urban setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2006

Greenwood is a wonderful school with a bonus: racial & economic diversity. It is a traditional school and at times it almost feels like a private school since some of the wealthiest families in Des Moines send their children here. The principal is delightful and easily accessible. Fantastic after-school (Metro) program as well as extracurricular French, Spanish lessons and many special programs. Very involved parental community and active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Wonderful school, parents and teachers alike are very involved in each child's education. Many art, sport and music activities as well as extracurriculars are available.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%
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 Students87%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners78%

Reading

All Students75%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners73%

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners82%
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 Students63%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students75%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners57%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 81%
Black 22% 5%
Hispanic 15% 9%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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316 37th St
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (515) 242-8410

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