School Details

Capitol View Elementary School

320 East 16th, Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 242-8402
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 531 students 11 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

54%
64%
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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 results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
47%
64%
77%
53%
62%
76%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 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

68%
69%
82%
57%
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 results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
53%
62%
78%
60%
62%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 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

69%
70%
80%
58%
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 results for grades 4 and 8 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
45%
63%
78%
47%
62%
75%

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 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

Capitol View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 531 students attend Capitol View Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 99% of the 531 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Capitol View Elementary School is 11:1. Carver Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 6%
Hispanic 47% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Asian 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 27% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 17%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    Capitol View Elementary is one of the best schools in the Des Moines Area. This school is exceptionally funded by the Blind and Deaf Organization. They run a continuos calendar year for classes and offer an emerced langue program.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a Former student when it use to be Brooks and Lucas even before they became one. And now I am a parent of a child who goes to Captiol View. The teachers have helped me and my daugther out a lot. I am a single mother in college and they help when it comes to issues at home. My daugther has learned so much. She is in preschool now and is awaiting Kintergarten. I have always loved the fact that the children have the chance to be around children not like them. Different races languages and disabilities. While I was in this school I learn sign langauge. Now my daugther has that chance as well as spanish. For the days ahead this will be a huge advantage. Great Job Everyone! It is great to see some of my old teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love that Capital view has extended there school year although they did not add days they spreaded out vacation time. Therefore my children can know stay focused on thier school work My son started preschool not being able to express himself which was very stressful for everyone now that he has been in speech therapy at the school he can actually explain his needs. I am so happy that my children attend school at Capitalview. I also think that it is wonderful that the children can have acess to the library after school. The school also offers a program for my two younger at home children Parents as Teachers a teacher from school comes to our house once a month to read and do other various activities with the children. The younger children can also go to the school on certain days to do activities there along with other children. Thanks.

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