School Details

Carver Elementary School

705 East University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 242-8418
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 681 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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 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.
68%
64%
77%
60%
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

61%
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 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.
60%
62%
78%
53%
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

60%
70%
80%
59%
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.
52%
63%
78%
48%
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

Carver Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 681 students go to Carver Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 100% of the 681 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Carver Elementary School is 12:1. Downtown School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 48% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 48%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    In response to the recent post I feel bad that your child has been the victim of bullying. However I have noticed that bullying is snuffed out very quickly. The only time it goes on is when students to not report it. We don't cater to the minorities. The majority of the student population is minority possibly as high as 86%. We see no color at our school. Everyone is a human being that deserves respect. As far as field trips that is the policy of the Des Moines Public School District. We get "1" field trip a year. The school does not make that decision. Submitted by staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school stresses in flyers no bullying yet it goes on and it's he'd to get results. The school seems to cater to the minorities as only certain children revive informations regarding different opportunities such as shoes that fit. The teachers I have felt with do seem to have the children's academic success in mind. There are just so many kids in each class it's hard to monitor all going on's in the classroom. The school has changed since my other child attend when they first opened. Not all grades were able to go on end of the year frills trips.

  • (4 years ago)

    Nice new building. Many different services to help the families.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff are a great bunch of people to work with. They are very dedicated to students and families.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

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