Orchard Place School
Orchard Place School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)
- Student Attention Lowest teacher:student ratio (Top 5%)
- Orchard Place School's student population of 85 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-12|
|Total Students||85 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||11 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Orchard Place School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,319 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2010-11 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (IA)|
|Overall School Rank (10-11)||#1283 out of 1319 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)||≥50%|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)||≥50%|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1||15:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch||n/a|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Des Moines Independent Community School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Des Moines Jessie Franklin Taylor Grades: PK | 249 students
1801 16th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515)242-8424 0.4 PK 249
- Des Moines Mitchell Early Childhood Center Grades: PK | 393 students
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515)242-8424 0.4 PK 393
- Des Moines Wright Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
5001 Sw 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515)242-8442 0.6 PK-5 280
- Des Moines South Union Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 494 students
4201 South Union
Des Moines, IA 50315
(515)242-8409 0.9 PK-5 494
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