Fairmeadows Elementary School

807 23rd St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 563 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Fairmeadows Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 563 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • : Top 50% in IA
  • : 72% (Top 30%)
  • : 71% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Fairmeadows Elementary School's student population of 563 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
563 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Fairmeadows Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Fairmeadows Elementary School is 0.48, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
#463 out of 1221 schools
(Top 50%)
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72%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Fairmeadows Elementary 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 2020-21 school year data.
71%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
12%
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Black
9%
7%
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White
71%
73%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.48
This chart display the diversity score of Fairmeadows Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fairmeadows Elementary School's ranking?
Fairmeadows Elementary School is ranked #463 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Fairmeadows Elementary School often compared to?
Fairmeadows Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Western Hills Elementary School, Cowles Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Fairmeadows Elementary School?
563 students attend Fairmeadows Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Fairmeadows Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Fairmeadows Elementary School?
Fairmeadows Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Fairmeadows Elementary School offer ?
Fairmeadows Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Fairmeadows Elementary School part of?
Fairmeadows Elementary School is part of West Des Moines Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 563 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 72% (Top 30%)
  • : 71% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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