Ruby Van Meter School

Ruby Van Meter School serves 135 students in grades 6-12.
Ruby Van Meter 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Ruby Van Meter School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Ruby Van Meter School's student population of 135 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students135 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Ruby Van Meter School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ruby Van Meter School is 0.66, which is more 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#1232 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
11%
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Black
20%
6%
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White
53%
76%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.660.41
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Graduation Rate
≤20%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 Ruby Van Meter School is Roosevelt High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Callanan Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Callanan Middle School Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 603 students
    0.2 miles
    3010 Center Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 242-8101
    0.2 6-8 603
  • Des Moines Smouse Opportunity School Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 94 students
    0.2 miles
    2820 Center St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 242-8210
    0.2 PK-8 94
  • Des Moines Downtown School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-6 | 271 students
    0.8 miles
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515) 284-5848
    0.8 K-6 271
  • Des Moines Edmunds Fine Arts Academy Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 312 students
    0.8 miles
    950 15th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515) 243-1174
    0.8 PK-5 312
  • Des Moines Greenwood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
    0.8 miles
    316 37th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515) 242-8410
    0.8 PK-5 283

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