Findley Elementary School

3025 Oxford Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Findley Elementary School serves 343 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Findley Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Findley Elementary School's student population of 343 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students343 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Findley Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Findley Elementary School is 0.77, which is more than 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
#1191 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
31%
11%
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Black
18%
6%
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White
30%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.770.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Findley Elementary School is North High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Harding Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Harding Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 788 students
    0.4 miles
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8445
    0.4 6-8 788
  • Des Moines North High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,319 student
    0.5 miles
    501 Holcomb Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-7200
    0.5 9-12 1,319
  • Des Moines Cattell Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    0.6 miles
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8403
    0.6 K-5 410
  • Des Moines Madison Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
    0.8 miles
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8420
    0.8 PK-5 279
  • Des Moines Oak Park
    Grades: PK-5 | 369 students
    0.8 miles
    3928 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515) 242-8428
    0.8 PK-5 369

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