Fairmeadows Elementary School

807 23rd St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Fairmeadows Elementary School serves 566 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 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is equal to the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Fairmeadows Elementary School's student population of 566 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students566 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 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 0.41, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState 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 Ratio16:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
11%
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Black
6%
6%
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White
76%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.410.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Des Moines Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Fairmeadows Elementary School is Valley High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stilwell Junior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Western Hills Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Des Moines Stilwell Junior High School Math: 78% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 7-8 | 705 students
    0.6 miles
    1601 Vine St
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 633-6000
    0.6 7-8 705
  • West Des Moines Valley High School Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 10-12 | 2,018 students
    1.0 miles
    3650 Woodland Ave
    West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (515) 633-4000
    1 10-12 2,018
  • West Des Moines Western Hills Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 570 students
    1.0 miles
    600 39th St
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 633-5900
    1 PK-6 570
  • West Des Moines Hillside Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 571 students
    1.2 miles
    713 8th St
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 633-6200
    1.2 K-6 571
  • West Des Moines Walnut Creek Campus Alternative School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 148 students
    1.2 miles
    1020 8th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (515) 633-6480
    1.2 9-12 148

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