Scavo Alternative High School

Scavo Alternative High School serves 393 students in grades 9-12.
Scavo Alternative High 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 30-34% (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 30-34% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Scavo Alternative High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Scavo Alternative High School's student population of 393 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students393 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Scavo Alternative High 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 Scavo Alternative High School is 0.70, 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
#1230 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
31%
11%
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Black
19%
6%
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White
41%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.700.41
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Graduation Rate
25-29%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 Scavo Alternative High School is Hoover High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Meredith Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Moore Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Moore Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 297 students
    0.1 miles
    3725 52nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 242-8426
    0.1 PK-5 297
  • Des Moines Meredith Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 805 students
    0.4 miles
    4827 Madison Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 242-7250
    0.4 6-8 805
  • Des Moines Hoover High School Math: 57% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,106 student
    0.7 miles
    4800 Aurora Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 242-7300
    0.7 9-12 1,106
  • Des Moines Hillis Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 370 students
    0.9 miles
    2401 56th St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 242-8412
    0.9 PK-5 370
  • Urbandale Jensen Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 241 students
    0.9 miles
    6301 Aurora Avenue
    Urbandale, IA 50322
    (515) 457-5100
    0.9 K-5 241

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