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Desoto Intermediate School

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Posted March 27, 2008

I have heard wonderful tings about this school. I give it 5 stars. It has wonderful extra curricular activities. The teachers are very dedicated and treat each student as a individual not a number. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

This school is wonderful! All the teachers are great to me! The teachers are very understanding and loving to my us!I'm extremely impressed!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2005

I've had 2 kids in this school. The principle cares about our kids. She will do whatever it takes to get our children the resources needed. The teachers are great (well except for one and I don't think they allow you to name names here) I did contact the school making sure my 2nd child did NOT have her. They accomodated. With the poor funding they have available to them they somehow make it work! I believe you would be hard pressed to find a better school system in Iowa! (Now if only I felt this strongly about the middle school.. Life would be good) The teachers here are some of the best in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

We had high expectations of this district when we moved here, but have been disappointed, unfortunately. Academically, the curriculum is now being forced down the students' throats in efforts to conform to the 'no child left behind' dictates. The children are expected to do more paperwork/worksheets than is reasonable, and nearly all extra-curriculars are being cut out of some grades, including field trips. There is no secondary language available and they must share the gifted and talented teacher with two other schools. Boys and girls are bused separately. The disciplinary system is strict, which is good, but sometimes goes overboard. It feels to parents and students that the school has 'control' issues. Parents are encouraged, but never really feel welcomed, as our suggestions meet with brick walls. There is no PTA. Many teachers are excellent, but very much disallowed freedom to teach how and what they wish with more latitude.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%
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 Students71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities60%
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 Students82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities55%
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 Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 81%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
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 25%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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317 Spruce St
Desoto, IA 50069
Phone: (515) 834-2424

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