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Willard Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

I think Willard Elementary school in Des MOines Ia works very diligently with limited financial resources. The students are all from low income homes and many are immigrants. They have a special resource person to be sure they succeed and a dedicated faculty and staff. I think Willard could improve with more technology. The students need IPads to keep up with modern methods of learning.


Posted September 23, 2010

There is no monthly school letter to let you know there is no school and the staff do not communicate with working parents. I had a staff member at Willard tell me there only there so parents can have cheap daycare (I am not impressed!). There is no staff available until 10 minutes before school begins. Willard does not have the right bus schedules, nor do they communicate with the bus garage in DM. I can tell why it is a free school, my son was in special education becuase he was behind in the class in a small town, we move here and he goes to Willard and now he is one of the smartest kids in the class, um HELLO. Ya, that would make me happy if I seen any improvement. My children will not be going back next year! (4 Stars (welfare)) good parents have JOBS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

Willard has an excellent staff. They are dedicated, and know their students. Parent involvement would help individual students to be more successful. However, students with involved parents Flourish here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I think we need more parent involvement during school and school activies. We know our children better than anyone else and we can help the teachers know more about what our children need. Over all, I enjoy my children going to Willard Elementary School. I like the teachers and Principal, plus the teachers will do anything to help our children succeed through school and life.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners58%

Reading

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners58%
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 Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners47%

Reading

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners53%
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 Students61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners63%

Reading

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners47%
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 41% 81%
Hispanic 34% 9%
Black 15% 5%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 99%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2941 Dean Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: (515) 242-8439

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