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4301 College Ave

Des Moines, IA 50311

(515) 242-8430

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 451

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

3 Parent Reviews for Perkins Elementary School

At first I thought most of Des Moines Schools did not challenge kids enough but then when I transferred to Perkins everything changed. They have magnificent teachers,they have fun out of school activities, and they give students a chance to challenge there self. I am really good at math and at Perkins ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/14/07

I was skeptical of the Des Moines school district because of prior experience, but have found Perkins Academy to be a bright spot where there is an active PTA and a fairly close community of teachers. It seems plain, but beyond the culture of the educational environment, the two most important factors ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/29/06

So far, my experience with this school is *not* wonderful. The teachers are not particularly open-minded to change and the principal seems to keep herself removed - other than as an administrator. There is a lot of talk - but little action.

Posted by a parent on 12/15/05

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Test scores for Perkins Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Perkins 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 — Perkins Elementary School is located at 4301 College Ave, Des Moines IA 50311. 4301 College Ave is in the 50311 ZIP code in Des Moines, IA The school district for Perkins Elementary School is the Des Moines Independent Comm School District. Perkins Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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