Des Moines Public Charter School (Closed 2013)

  • Des Moines Public Charter School served 117 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was 40-44% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was 35-39% (which was lower than the Iowa state average of 71%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 was higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 57% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

School Overview

School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students117 students
Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Des Moines Public Charter School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
76%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Des Moines Public Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
71%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Des Moines Public Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Hispanic
24%
11%
Black
28%
6%
White
43%
77%
Two or more races
4%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Des Moines Public Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.680.25
Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
34%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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