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Scavo Alternative High School is a public high school in Des Moines. 264 children attend Scavo Alternative High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 72% of the 264 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Scavo Alternative High School is 11:1. Gateway Secondary School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% 58%
Hispanic 18% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 56%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    there are great and freindly teachers. there the only school talked me into actually wanting to go to school now im doing great and might even graduate early.. i owe it to all my teachers that helped me.

  • (3 years ago)

    I owe a lot to this school. They helped me graduate when I thought I had no options. Some of the teachers are hard to understand but all really love what they're doing and try to help as best as they can. The leadership at this school is fantastic. They're very friendly and they strive to approach every problem they face without bias. The courses are quite easy but keep in mind that it is an alternative high school. It's a horse of a different color.

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to this school and I have to say that I did graduate with a high GPA that is not normally the case. Teachers sit in the front of the class while students sit at their desks and read books. One teacher I had was from Russia and any time I had a question I could never understand her because her accent was so thick. If you want your children to learn anything valuable do not let them go to this school. I can honestly say that I don't think I learned anything while attending. I am now a college graduate but i attribute most of that to my middle school education and my parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very nice all the students are very nice and behave very well i know my student learnd alot and is now going to become the president. Good job scavo.

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