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3300 E 29th St

Des Moines, IA 50317

(515) 242-8444

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for Goodrell Middle School

3 of my 4 children have attended this school. I have always been pleased with how well they have performed in this environment. The student - teacher ratio, and curriculum is fantastic. You can tell the teachers care and are realize how well students perform is a clear reflection of their ability to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/28/14

Mmm. Being a former student of this school, I can safely say ... DO NOT send your children here. The children are nasty and bully a LOT, and the teachers do little about it. The place knew about my depression because of it, but still refused to do anything. Got several Fs for missing school when they ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/07/11

This school has really helped my student improve in life. Mr. Brown is the best teacher there. He has seemed to help my student so much and my son never wants to leave.

Posted by a parent on 01/18/08

Goodrell is an excellent school. They have a great staff, and they help you if you need it.

Posted by a student on 10/25/07

The teachers are great. I have a student with special needs and completely disagree with the previous poster. My student is in 8th grade and I have had many conversations with his case manager and resource teacher. Mr. Brown and the rest of the 8th grade staff have been great to work with. I have ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/04/06

If you child needs extra attention(ADHD) pick another school. They had to be reminded of the 504 plan numerous times and it was still not fully followed. Overall after having a child in for two years I'm extremely disappointed that the school failed to live up to what we were sold and no one really ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/15/06

Since this is a traditional school the kids that go here want to go here. The teachers don't let anyone slip through their fingers. They are here to teach the basics and this gives these young people a great start towards life.

Posted by a parent on 09/09/03

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Test scores for Goodrell Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
Goodrell Middle School
Des Moines Independent Comm School District
* Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Des Moines schools — Goodrell Middle School is located at 3300 E 29th St, Des Moines IA 50317. 3300 E 29th St is in the 50317 ZIP code in Des Moines, IA The school district for Goodrell Middle School is the Des Moines Independent Comm School District. Goodrell Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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