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About This School

Greenwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 452 students go to Greenwood Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 52% of the 452 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Greenwood Elementary School is 15:1. St. Augustine Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 58%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 19%
Hispanic 14% 17%
Multiracial 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is a 2nd grader at Greenwood. We have had a wonderful experience with the staff. The teachers are wonderful and in tune to the childrens needs and talents. My husband also went to Greenwood as a child.

  • (6 years ago)

    My fourth and youngest child is now at Greenwood. We have had a wonderful experience over the course of the past 8 years there. Superior teachers good neighbors and a beautiful urban setting.

  • (8 years ago)

    Greenwood is a wonderful school with a bonus racial & economic diversity. It is a traditional school and at times it almost feels like a private school since some of the wealthiest families in Des Moines send their children here. The principal is delightful and easily accessible. Fantastic after-school (Metro) program as well as extracurricular French Spanish lessons and many special programs. Very involved parental community and active PTA.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful school parents and teachers alike are very involved in each child's education. Many art sport and music activities as well as extracurriculars are available.

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