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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 63 public schools in Des Moines, IA, serving 34,585 students.
  • Des Moines, IA public school have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Iowa public school average of 77%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 75% statewide average). Schools in Des Moines have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of Iowa public schools.
  • The top ranked public schools in Des Moines, IA are Downtown School, Delaware Elementary School and Merrill Middle School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Iowa public school average of 24% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Iowa public school average of 15:1.

Top Des Moines, IA Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Brody Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2501 Park Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8443

    Grades: 6-8 | 770 students
  • Brubaker Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2900 E 42nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8405

    Grades: PK-5 | 709 students
  • Callanan Middle School Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3010 Center Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8101

    Grades: 6-8 | 603 students
  • Capitol View Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    320 E. 16th
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8402

    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
  • Carver Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    705 E University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8418

    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
  • Cattell Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8403

    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
  • Cornell Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 61%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    5817 Ne 3rd St
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)244-8173

    Grades: PK-4 | 531 students
  • Delaware Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 79%
    Rank: Top 50%
    4401 E 46th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)262-3197

    Grades: PK-5 | 418 students
  • Downtown School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank: Top 10%
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515)284-5848

    Grades: K-6 | 271 students
  • East High School Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    815 E 13th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7788

    Grades: 9-12 | 2236 students
  • Edmunds Fine Arts Academy Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    950 15th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)243-1174

    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
  • Findley Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8407

    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
  • Garton Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2820 E 24th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8408

    Grades: PK-5 | 650 students
  • Goodrell Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3300 E. 29th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8444

    Grades: 6-8 | 571 students
  • Greenwood Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    316 37th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8410

    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
  • Hanawalt Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    225 56th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8411

    Grades: PK-5 | 343 students
  • Harding Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 53%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8445

    Grades: 6-8 | 788 students
  • Hiatt Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1430 E. University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7774

    Grades: 6-8 | 656 students
  • Hillis Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2401 56th St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-8412

    Grades: PK-5 | 370 students
  • Hoover High School Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4800 Aurora Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1106 students
  • Howe Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2900 Indianola
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8413

    Grades: PK-5 | 308 students
  • Hoyt Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2700 E 42nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8446

    Grades: 6-8 | 598 students
  • Hubbell Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    800 42nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8414

    Grades: K-5 | 432 students
  • Jackson Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3825 Indianola Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8415

    Grades: K-5 | 427 students
  • Jefferson Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2425 Watrous Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8416

    Grades: K-5 | 392 students
  • Jessie Franklin Taylor
    1801 16th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8424

    Grades: PK | 249 students
  • King Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1849 Forest Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8417

    Grades: K-5 | 329 students
  • Lincoln High School Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2600 Sw 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-7500

    Grades: 9-12 | 2350 students
  • Lovejoy Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    801 E Kenyon Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8419

    Grades: PK-5 | 394 students
  • Madison Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8420

    Grades: PK-5 | 279 students
  • Mccombs Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 56%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    201 Sw County Line Rd
    Des Moines, IA 50320
    (515)242-8447

    Grades: 6-8 | 733 students
  • Mckee Elementary School
    2115 E 39th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)323-8628

    Grades: PK | 326 students
  • Mckinley Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1610 Se 6th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8423

    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
  • Meredith Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    4827 Madison Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-7250

    Grades: 6-8 | 805 students
  • Merrill Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5301 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8448

    Grades: 6-8 | 743 students
  • Show 28 more public schools in Des Moines, IA (out of 63 total schools)
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