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Mckinley Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted October 13, 2010

McKinley has great staff, dedicated teachers, and wonderful students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

McKinley has excellent teachers, students and community! A great place for students to grow! All are invested in the students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2010

McKinley is a fabulous school that has the best kids around! We are so proud of our students, and McKinley works hard to help not just students, but the whole family. We have a very close relationship with our families and work hard to help our students grow academically and personally. We have a very diverse school with 12 different languages now, and our ELL program works to help students learn the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners57%

Reading

All Students62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners43%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners55%

Reading

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners41%
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 Students56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners73%

Reading

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners45%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 43% 9%
White 33% 81%
Black 13% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 2%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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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1610 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: (515) 242-8423

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