5412 Sw 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Orchard Place School serves 85 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-59% (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 ≥50% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2010-11 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Orchard Place School's student population of 85 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
85 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Orchard Place School is 0.34, which is less 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-59%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(10-11)
≥50%
76%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Orchard Place School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Iowa by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
13%
6%
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White
80%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
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
0.34
This chart display the diversity score of Orchard Place School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Orchard Place School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Orchard Place School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 85 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-59% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.34 (Top 50%)

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