School Details

Willard Elementary School

2941 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 242-8439
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 496 students 14 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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.
66%
64%
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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 Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
69%
82%
66%
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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.
59%
62%
78%
58%
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 Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
70%
80%
50%
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.
61%
63%
78%
57%
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 Comm School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willard Elementary School is a public elementary school in Des Moines. 496 students attend Willard Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 82% of the 496 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Willard Elementary School is 14:1. Stowe Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 44% 58%
Hispanic 32% 17%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Willard Elementary school in Des MOines Ia works very diligently with limited financial resources. The students are all from low income homes and many are immigrants. They have a special resource person to be sure they succeed and a dedicated faculty and staff. I think Willard could improve with more technology. The students need IPads to keep up with modern methods of learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is no monthly school letter to let you know there is no school and the staff do not communicate with working parents. I had a staff member at Willard tell me there only there so parents can have cheap daycare (I am not impressed!). There is no staff available until 10 minutes before school begins. Willard does not have the right bus schedules nor do they communicate with the bus garage in DM. I can tell why it is a free school my son was in special education becuase he was behind in the class in a small town we move here and he goes to Willard and now he is one of the smartest kids in the class um HELLO. Ya that would make me happy if I seen any improvement. My children will not be going back next year! (4 Stars (welfare)) good parents have JOBS!

  • (4 years ago)

    Willard has an excellent staff. They are dedicated and know their students. Parent involvement would help individual students to be more successful. However students with involved parents Flourish here.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think we need more parent involvement during school and school activies. We know our children better than anyone else and we can help the teachers know more about what our children need. Over all I enjoy my children going to Willard Elementary School. I like the teachers and Principal plus the teachers will do anything to help our children succeed through school and life.

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Overall score

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