As a parent of an eight grader I am very disappointed with my daughter's education in 8th grade. As a 7th grader she received inspiring and dedicated instruction from a knowledgable competent group of teachers. My daughter came home from school interested and excited in what she was learning. As an eight grader I am concerned that her science teacher is not literate and conducts himself inappropriately. Her other teachers are not much better. The 7th grade teachers were much more involved in my daughter's learning sending home progress reports communicating with me as a parent and encouraging my involvement in my daughter's education. I have severe reservations about sending my younger son here after seeing what happens in eight grade.
About This School
Callanan Middle School is a public middle school in Des Moines. 607 students attend Callanan Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 70% of the 607 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Callanan Middle School is 15:1. Ruby Van Meter School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.5%||%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||0.5%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||70%||56%|
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