PROFICIENCY 70% 10% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
72%Saydel Comm School District
75%Des Moines

Saydel High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Saydel Comm School District" in Des Moines, IA. There are a total of 460 students and 31 teachers at Saydel High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 168 free lunch students and 43 reduced lunch students.

Saydel High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 69.5%, which is 10% lower than the Iowa average.


Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch168
Reduced lunch43


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

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 Saydel High 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 School70-74%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65-69%

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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Saydel High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 89.5% 86.0% 78.7% 51.1%
African American 0.9% 1.2% 5.4% 15.9%
Asian 0.9% 1.1% 2.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 6.8% 9.1% 9.7% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.7% 0.5% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.5% 1.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Findley Elementary School62%2.7Des Moines, IA
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North High School52%3.1Des Moines, IA
Garton Elementary59%3.2Des Moines, IA
Goodrell Middle School66%3.4Des Moines, IA
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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 Saydel High 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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