Cattell Elementary School

  • Cattell Elementary School serves 410 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cattell Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.

Top Placements

Cattell Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Cattell Elementary School's student population of 410 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students410 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cattell Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cattell Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank#1162 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
9%
2%
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Hispanic
34%
11%
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Black
20%
6%
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White
28%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.760.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  • Des Moines Findley Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
    0.6 miles
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8407
    0.6 K-5 343
  • Des Moines Madison Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
    0.7 miles
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8420
    0.7 PK-5 279
  • Des Moines Harding Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 788 students
    0.9 miles
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8445
    0.9 6-8 788
  • Des Moines North High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,319 student
    1.0 miles
    501 Holcomb Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-7200
    1.0 9-12 1,319
  • Des Moines Oak Park
    Grades: PK-5 | 369 students
    1.2 miles
    3928 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8428
    1.2 PK-5 369

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