Smouse Opportunity School

  • Smouse Opportunity School serves 99 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤10% (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 30-39% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Smouse Opportunity 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 6:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 23%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Smouse Opportunity School's student population of 99 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students99 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Smouse Opportunity 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 6:1 has increased from 5:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Smouse Opportunity School is 0.73, 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#1237 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-39%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:114:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
11%
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Black
30%
6%
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White
40%
77%
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.730.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
34%
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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 Comm School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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    0.2 miles
    710 28th St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8220
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  • Des Moines Greenwood Elementary School
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    0.8 miles
    316 37th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    0.8 PK-5 299
  • Des Moines Downtown School
    Grades: K-6 | 268 students
    0.9 miles
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    Des Moines, IA 50309
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  • Des Moines Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
    Grades: PK-5 | 329 students
    0.9 miles
    950 15th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)243-1174
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