Brubaker Elementary School

2900 East 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 242-8405
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 694 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

57%
64%
79%
69%
65%
78%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
63%
64%
77%
51%
62%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
69%
82%
71%
70%
82%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
50%
62%
78%
51%
62%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
70%
80%
55%
68%
81%

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITBS is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
54%
63%
78%
57%
62%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2011
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brubaker Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 694 children attend Brubaker Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 76% of the 694 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Brubaker Elementary School is 14:1. Fairmount Education is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 48%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school doesn't get a high academic rating now but it is not do to lack of talented teachers and great instruction. My children have went to this school 8 years combined so far and I open-enrolled them for good reason. This school may be struggling to work with lack of funding and resources and its own economical and geographical disadvantages but you won't see that stop their strong principal Mr. Lord from doing all he can to make this school the best. The school's friendly atmosphere reminds me of a smaller town school. Each child is greeted by name by one of the teachers or staff members. One of the office staff members Deb knows the name of almost every child. She is so helpful and like the rest of the staff she makes you know your child is safe. I am very happy with this school.

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