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Oviatt Elementary School

Public | PK-2 | 626 students


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Posted October 13, 2010

I love Oviatt Elem. The teachers there are great educators. They do a very good job at teaching the students and the teachers have hands on experience and are looking for ways to improve education every day!
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Posted August 15, 2006

My son is going into 3rd Greade and I have been happy with all of his teachers keeping me updated on his success in his reading and his mathmatics. I just wish they had more hands on stuff for the children and more fieldtrips to the science center and art centers around the Des Moines areas. Otherwise I would recommend this school to other parents because of the caring of the teacher that wants your children to succeed in their school career.
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Posted October 12, 2005

I give this school an overall thumbs up. My son has been given good individual attention with his reading and speech difficulties. An enthusiastic thumbs up to the current speech specialist.
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Posted May 26, 2004

My son is in 3rd grade and he loves school. He was having trouble reading in second grade and they gave him extra help by having a reading class in the morning. I think it is a wonderful school district. The teachers go the extra mile to ensure no child is left behind. I highly recommend this school!
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Posted December 31, 2003

I have two children in this school district. The only comment I have is, if your child is having any difficulty reading, do not send them to this school district. I have to pay a tutor $42.00 a hour to teach my son to read because this school district can not!
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 1% 5%
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 17%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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713 School Ave
Norwalk, IA 50211
Phone: (515) 981-1005


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