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Dallas Center-Grimes High School

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Posted July 4, 2010

I have on child in the High school now and my eldest child graduated in 2007. We moved from the South Side of Des Moines to get our children in a better environment and Grimes is one of the finest in the area. The athletic programs are great and the facilities are exceptional. The staff in the school district is second to none, they care about the children and have immediate response when the boundaries are crossed. Communication with the parents is also exceptional. They allow and encourage parental involvement in the school. I have had the priveledge of taking pictures of many of the events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2008

This school is amazing. Better than any other school I've ever been to.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%
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 Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
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 94% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 13%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2555 West 1st St
Grimes, IA 50111
Phone: (515) 986-9747

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