Greenwood Elementary School

316 37th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Greenwood Elementary School serves 220 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Greenwood 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 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Greenwood Elementary School's student population of 220 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
220 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Greenwood 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 Greenwood Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#862 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
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Black
14%
7%
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White
56%
73%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Greenwood Elementary School's ranking?
Greenwood Elementary School is ranked #862 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are Greenwood Elementary School often compared to?
Greenwood Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Downtown School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Greenwood Elementary School?
220 students attend Greenwood Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Greenwood Elementary School students are White, 14% of students are Black, 13% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Greenwood Elementary School?
Greenwood Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Greenwood Elementary School offer ?
Greenwood Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Greenwood Elementary School part of?
Greenwood Elementary School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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