Fairmeadows Elementary School

  • Fairmeadows Elementary School serves 567 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (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 87% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is equal to the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Fairmeadows Elementary School's student population of 567 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fairmeadows Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fairmeadows Elementary School is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.24. 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#188 out of 1,252 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
77%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
75%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Fairmeadows Elementary 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Fairmeadows Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Fairmeadows Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
77%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Fairmeadows Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fairmeadows Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.400.24
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fairmeadows 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 NameWest Des Moines Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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