Scavo Alternative High School

  • Scavo Alternative High School serves 390 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

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School Overview

  • Scavo Alternative High School's student population of 390 students has grown by 47% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 45% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students390 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Scavo Alternative High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Scavo Alternative High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. 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#1250 out of 1,252 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
n/an/a
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
26%
11%
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Black
25%
6%
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White
40%
77%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.39
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Graduation Rate
33%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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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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