3825 Indianola Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Jackson Elementary School serves 427 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Jackson 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
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 Rankings

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

School Overview

Jackson Elementary School's student population of 427 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Jackson Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jackson Elementary School is 0.75, 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 Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1181 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
14%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
11%
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Black
13%
6%
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White
30%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score
0.75
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Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75 (Top 1%)

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