PROFICIENCY 52% 33% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
60%Des Moines

Carver Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 577 students and 48 teachers at Carver Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 13 to 1. There are a total of 489 free lunch students and 49 reduced lunch students.

Carver Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 52.0%, which is 33% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio13:1
Free lunch489
Reduced lunch49


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Carver Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Carver Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 15.8% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 20.2% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 6.7% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 50.2% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.0% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.8% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Walnut Street School70%1.3Des Moines, IA
Edmunds Fine Arts Academy45%1.4Des Moines, IA
North High School52%1.4Des Moines, IA
King Elementary School40%1.6Des Moines, IA
Findley Elementary School62%1.7Des Moines, IA
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Mckinley Elementary School47%1.8Des Moines, IA

Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,3235591
Median age33.438.037.4
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%60%55%
Speak English83%93%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade82.4%88.9%83.8%
Completed high school81.4%87.2%82.4%
Completed some college55.9%58.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree33.8%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors24.7%26.4%29.3%
Completed masters7.4%8.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.6%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%
Source: The Carver Elementary data displayed above is derived from the National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.