3300 E. 29th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Goodrell Middle School serves 564 students in grades 6-8.
Goodrell Middle 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 37% (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 44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Goodrell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Goodrell Middle School's student population of 564 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
564 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Goodrell Middle 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 Goodrell Middle School is 0.73, 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
#1166 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
12%
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Black
18%
7%
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White
36%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
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 Goodrell Middle School's ranking?

Goodrell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for: Most diverse schools (Top 5%) and Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 5%).

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

37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Goodrell Middle School?

564 students attend Goodrell Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

36% of Goodrell Middle School students are White, 32% of students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Goodrell Middle School?

Goodrell Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Goodrell Middle School offer ?

Goodrell Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Goodrell Middle School part of?

Goodrell Middle School is part of Des Moines Independent Community School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 564 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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