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Park Ave Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 465 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

This is my daughters fourth year attending Park Avenue, we both enjoy and think very highly everything about the school. The principal has done an awesome job & the teachers work well with all the students. For us coming from a different school district we are privileged and honored to be able to be apart of the school. Thank you Park Avenue keep up the good work!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

The principal and teachers really care about the students. My son has enjoyed his time at Park Ave and will miss it next year when he moves on to Jr. High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

My kids missed this school when we moved! Good teachers that make learning fun; concerned principal and administration; fun friendships!
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Posted March 22, 2005

Principal and the teachers are taking great care of the children. I am extremely happy about this school. They are doing good in academically also.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
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

Math

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
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

Math

All Students75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged49%
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

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
White 57% 81%
Hispanic 18% 9%
Black 14% 5%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
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 74%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3141 SW 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
Phone: (515) 242-8429

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