School Details

McKinley Elementary School

1610 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 242-8423
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 389 students 13 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

53%
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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.
69%
64%
77%
62%
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 2013
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
69%
82%
76%
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.
57%
62%
78%
46%
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 2013
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
70%
80%
67%
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.
56%
63%
78%
59%
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 2013
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

McKinley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 389 children attend McKinley Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 99% of the 389 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at McKinley Elementary School is 13:1. Howe Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 43% 22%
Multiracial 4% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 17%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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

  • (4 years ago)

    McKinley has great staff dedicated teachers and wonderful students!

  • (4 years ago)

    McKinley has excellent teachers students and community! A great place for students to grow! All are invested in the students!

  • (4 years ago)

    McKinley is a fabulous school that has the best kids around! We are so proud of our students and McKinley works hard to help not just students but the whole family. We have a very close relationship with our families and work hard to help our students grow academically and personally. We have a very diverse school with 12 different languages now and our ELL program works to help students learn the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life.

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