PROFICIENCY 66% 15% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
75%Des Moines

Goodrell Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 633 students and 39 teachers at Goodrell Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 321 free lunch students and 116 reduced lunch students.

Goodrell Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 66.0%, which is 15% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch321
Reduced lunch116


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 Goodrell Middle School, 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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Goodrell Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 67.0% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 5.4% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 4.5% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 17.9% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.5% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Garton Elementary59%0.6Des Moines, IA
Phillips Elementary77%1.2Des Moines, IA
Stowe Elementary School55%1.5Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Middle School46%1.6Des Moines, IA
Brubaker Elementary School52%1.6Des Moines, IA
Cattell Elementary School57%2.1Des Moines, IA
Madison Elementary School60%2.3Des Moines, IA
Willard Elementary School65%2.4Des Moines, IA
Hiatt Middle School46%2.4Des Moines, IA
Delaware Elementary School73%2.4Des Moines, IA
Capitol View Elementary School51%2.7Des Moines, IA
Harding Middle School54%2.7Des Moines, IA

Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,4075591
Median age33.738.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%60%55%
Speak English83%92%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade82.6%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%
Source: The Goodrell Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.