Park Ave Elementary School

3141 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 242-8429
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 465 students 16 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

76%
64%
79%
69%
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.
57%
64%
77%
64%
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

67%
69%
82%
75%
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.
58%
62%
78%
63%
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

75%
70%
80%
70%
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.
75%
63%
78%
60%
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

Park Ave Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 465 children attend Park Ave Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 74% of the 465 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Park Ave Elementary School is 16:1. South Union Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 48%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 17%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 67%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my daughters fourth year attending Park Avenue we both enjoy and think very highly everything about the school. The principal has done an awesome job & the teachers work well with all the students. For us coming from a different school district we are privileged and honored to be able to be apart of the school. Thank you Park Avenue keep up the good work!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal and teachers really care about the students. My son has enjoyed his time at Park Ave and will miss it next year when he moves on to Jr. High.

  • (7 years ago)

    My kids missed this school when we moved! Good teachers that make learning fun; concerned principal and administration; fun friendships!

  • (10 years ago)

    Principal and the teachers are taking great care of the children. I am extremely happy about this school. They are doing good in academically also.

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Overall score

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