PROFICIENCY 54% 31% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
61%Des Moines Independent Comm School District
84%Des Moines

River Woods 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 545 students and 38 teachers at River Woods Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 397 free lunch students and 57 reduced lunch students.

River Woods Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 53.5%, which is 31% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch397
Reduced lunch57


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 River Woods 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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River Woods Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 23.2% 44.3% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 16.9% 17.6% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 9.1% 7.0% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 42.5% 23.9% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 8.0% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Des Moines demographics profile

StatisticDes MoinesIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,4845591
Median age41.238.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%60%55%
Speak English92%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Education level achieved in Des Moines

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Completed 8th grade92.1%89.2%84.3%
Completed high school92.1%87.7%83.0%
Completed some college77.9%59.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.8%38.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.0%27.2%30.3%
Completed masters14.1%8.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.7%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.8%1.1%1.3%
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Source: The River Woods Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.