Park Ave Elementary School

  • Park Ave Elementary School serves 430 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Park Ave 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Park Ave Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Park Ave Elementary School's student population of 430 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students430 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Park Ave Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Park Ave Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Park Ave Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank#1098 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
77%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
75%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Park Ave Elementary 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
23%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
17%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
50%
77%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Park Ave Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.670.40
This chart display the diversity score of Park Ave Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Park Ave Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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