2820 E 24th St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Garton Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Garton 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Garton Elementary School's student population of 498 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Garton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Garton Elementary School is 0.77, 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
#1148 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
13%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
12%
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Black
21%
7%
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White
27%
74%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Garton Elementary School's ranking?

Garton Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%), Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 5%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Garton Elementary School?

498 students attend Garton Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

32% of Garton Elementary School students are Hispanic, 27% of students are White, 21% of students are Black, 13% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Garton Elementary School?

Garton Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Garton Elementary School offer ?

Garton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Garton Elementary School part of?

Garton Elementary School is part of Des Moines Independent Community School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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