School Details

King Elementary School

1849 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 242-8417
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 335 students 11 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

58%
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48%
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.
32%
64%
77%
45%
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 2013
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
69%
82%
51%
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.
31%
62%
78%
26%
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 2013
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
70%
80%
64%
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.
70%
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 2013
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

King Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 335 students attend King Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 99% of the 335 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at King Elementary School is 11:1. Edmunds Fine Arts Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 17%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 25% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 48%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school they spend time with the children indivually to be sure they each get the learning skills they need.

  • (11 years ago)

    King stresses the math and science parts of their school. The staff and parents are very friendly enclusive and nurturing to all who enter. King is our home school and I would recommend it to families of all economic backgrounds.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a magnet school focused in science math and technology King Elementary offers a great environment in which our children learn with hands-on science and computer activities. And the very effective Character Counts program is the basis for social learning. It's a lively place at times but it's a wonderful community for our family to be a part of.

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