801 E Kenyon Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Lovejoy Elementary School serves 378 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Lovejoy 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 35-39% (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 30-34% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

Lovejoy Elementary School's student population of 378 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
378 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Lovejoy 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 Lovejoy 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
#1209 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
9%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
12%
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Black
28%
7%
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White
29%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 378 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.77

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