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2401 56th St

Des Moines, IA 50310

(515) 242-8412

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 475

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

6 Parent Reviews for Hillis Elementary School

My son has attended this school since Kindergarten. All of his teachers have been wonderful! The Principle is always in the hallways and knows what is going on in this school.

Posted by a parent on 08/08/14

My son attended Preschool at this school. I thought that the program was ok but a few things disapointed me. Good: I liked my kids teacher/TA both were friendly and seemed interested in meeting our families needs. There was a variety of daily activities that kept my son interested and I felt like he ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/12/14

I went to Hillis as a child and when I purchased a house I chose one in the same neighborhood. They had a complete remodel in the last few years and it looks wonderful. I currently volunteer there and I am in the school frequently. I have nothing but respect and gratitude for the great job they do ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/20/12

I have volunteered there as a retired elementary teacher. the level of caringis amazing and the noise level is almost non-existent...very serene. firm but loving discipline happens there!

Posted by a other on 09/16/09

This school has just integrated half the students that went to Moore, which was wrongly closed after the 2006-07 year. It is a wonderful school and has very good teachers and the kids are great~!

Posted by a parent on 06/10/08

This is such a fantastically wonderful school. I wish we would have attended before this year (2005-2006). Of course the principal is excellent, as he says, 'Its all about the kids'. This school reminds us that parent participation is wanted at any time as it increases students desires to participate ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/06

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Test scores for Hillis Elementary School

NRT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Hillis Elementary 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 — Hillis Elementary School is located at 2401 56th St, Des Moines IA 50310. 2401 56th St is in the 50310 ZIP code in Des Moines, IA The school district for Hillis Elementary School is the Des Moines Independent Comm School District. Hillis Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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