Orchard Place School

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% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2010-11 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 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Orchard Place School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Orchard Place School's student population of 85 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students85 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

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 DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(10-11)
≥50%
78%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(10-11)
≥50%
76%
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:115:1
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American Indian
n/an/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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Diversity Score
0.340.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Orchard Place School is Lincoln High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mccombs Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wright Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Jessie Franklin Taylor
    Grades: PK | 249 students
    0.4 miles
    1801 16th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515) 242-8424
    0.4 PK 249
  • Des Moines Mitchell Early Childhood Center
    Grades: PK | 393 students
    0.4 miles
    111 Porter
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 242-8424
    0.4 PK 393
  • Des Moines Wright Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
    0.6 miles
    5001 Sw 14th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8442
    0.6 PK-5 280
  • Des Moines Morris Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 600 students
    0.9 miles
    1401 Geil Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8421
    0.9 PK-5 600
  • Des Moines South Union Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 494 students
    0.9 miles
    4201 South Union
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8409
    0.9 PK-5 494

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