Cattell Elementary School

  • Cattell Elementary School serves 392 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Cattell Elementary School's student population of 392 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students392 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cattell Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same 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 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1156 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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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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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cattell Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.760.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cattell Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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  • Des Moines Findley Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 338 students
    0.6 miles
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8407
    0.6 K-5 338
  • Des Moines Madison Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 267 students
    0.7 miles
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8420
    0.7 PK-5 267
  • Des Moines Harding Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 743 students
    0.9 miles
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8445
    0.9 6-8 743
  • Des Moines North High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1274 students
    1.0 miles
    501 Holcomb Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-7200
    1.0 9-12 1274
  • Des Moines Oak Park
    Grades: PK-5 | 418 students
    1.2 miles
    3928 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8428
    1.2 PK-5 418

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