Downtown School

  • Downtown School serves 268 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

School Overview

  • Downtown School's student population of 268 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students268 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Downtown School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Downtown School is 0.41, 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#262 out of 1,252 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
11%
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Black
3%
6%
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White
76%
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 Downtown School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.410.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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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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