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Madison Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted December 24, 2013

While this school is fine for children without special needs, I would not recommend it for kids with special needs. They do not believe in "labels" and are against IEPs... which means that if your child has a special need... they may not get the services they need (and likely won't get any services without a fight). They particularly lack in ability to identify and recognize disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders (even when a child is already diagnosed). Otherwise it is a small school, great for kids with no special needs who do not have difficulty making friends (a little cliquey at times).
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Posted June 15, 2004

My grandson attended Madison for the last 5 years. He has some special needs and his needs were more than met by the wonderful school staff. Not just the teachers but everyone is always so helpful. I am sure if it weren't for the dedication of the staff at Madison he would not have done as well as he has. He is now in 6th grade and will be attending McCombs. I can not begin to tell you how very much all the help we have gotten has made our lives so much richer. Thank you for such a wonderful school and all the great memories.
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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners63%

Reading

All Students67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners59%
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 Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learners63%

Reading

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners42%
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners72%

Reading

All Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners61%
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 45% 9%
White 31% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Black 9% 5%
Two or more races 5% 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 79%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: (515) 242-8420

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