PROFICIENCY 55% 29% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
75%Des Moines

Park Ave Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Des Moines Independent Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 424 students and 32 teachers at Park Ave Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 269 free lunch students and 69 reduced lunch students.

Park Ave Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 55.0%, which is 29% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch269
Reduced lunch69


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 Park Ave Elementary 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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Park Ave Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 60.8% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 9.1% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 4.0% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 19.8% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.9% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Weeks Middle School59%1.1Des Moines, IA
Howe Elementary55%1.2Des Moines, IA
Lovejoy Elementary School62%1.2Des Moines, IA
Lincoln High School67%1.3Des Moines, IA
Jackson Elementary School55%1.5Des Moines, IA
Jefferson Elementary School83%1.6Des Moines, IA
Morris Elementary School53%1.7Des Moines, IA
Brody Middle School68%1.8Des Moines, IA
Mckinley Elementary School47%2.0Des Moines, IA
Mccombs Middle School62%2.2Des 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%
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Source: The Park Ave Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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