807 23rd St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Fairmeadows Elementary School serves 565 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Fairmeadows Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 565 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Fairmeadows Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Fairmeadows Elementary School's student population of 565 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
565 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Fairmeadows Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Fairmeadows Elementary School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#254 out of 1227 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
7%
12%
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Black
8%
7%
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White
73%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Calendar

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Date
First Day of Second Semester -- No School
January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)
Spring Break
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day for Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus Seniors
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)
Last Day for Tiger Cubs Preschool
May 26, 2023 (Friday)
Last Day for Students
June 01, 2023 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 565 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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