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Monroe Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 501 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

My children at Monroe Elementary. I have had a positive relationship with alot of the staff. The faculty really care about the education of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I have two children in Monroe Elementary right now. I love the diversity, as do they. I appreciate that the teachers work hard, and all of the staff makes an effort to know my kids. There is a true commitment to quality there in so many ways. Great diversity there--for those who care about that. It's hard to find schools in Iowa more diverse--so many cultures in one building. It's hard to imagine how they juggle it all. My kids LOVE Monroe. My son is learning to play the cello in their orchestra--unavailable at most suburbian schools. DSM schools have more edge but a lovely commitment to other cultures and they care about kids and the arts!
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Posted July 31, 2008

I have to admit that i was not impressed with my son's 1st grade year. I was even considering removing him from the school. I had issues with teachers yelling and kids that were not being supervised well at all on the playground. Also the fact that my son had two teachers added confusion to the school year. And being at work full time for the website not to be updated for the year was also frustrating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

Monroe is a good school. the staff is very helpful and teachers don't mind going that extra mile to help keep you informed of small problems before they become large ones.And i love their motto, i ask my child daily to repeat it so she knows what's expected of her daily,in her manners and work as a student and person. keep up the good work Monroe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2005

Monroe is top notch. The teachers know each and every student by name, and truly care about them. Wilma Gajdel, the principal, is phenomenal, and a caring and attentive administrator. Parent involvement is high as well, and for all these reasons I give Monroe all A's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

Monroe is an all around great school! The staff are great and the administration is very supportive of both parents and staff. They are part of a program called Positive Behavior Support, they have a team that comes up with ideas to help keep the school environment as positive as possible. There is a great mix of kids and my daughter just loves going there!
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
37%
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

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students50%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners46%

Reading

All Students50%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learners21%
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 Students47%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners38%

Reading

All Students60%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners38%
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 Students55%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners68%

Reading

All Students41%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners40%
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
Black 34% 5%
Hispanic 27% 9%
White 25% 81%
Asian 7% 2%
Two or more races 7% 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 85%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Des Moines, IA 50310
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