Karen Acres Elementary School

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3500 74th St

Urbandale, IA 50322

(515) 457-5700

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Grades: 1 - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 200

Students Per Teacher: 10

Parent Reviews

9 Parent Reviews for Karen Acres Elementary School

Karen Acres has been the best school for my boys. Small classrooms, and wonderful staff. I love how the teachers/Principle communicate well with the parents.

Posted by a parent on 10/21/14

This is a great school with amazing teachers. I love that it is small enough that my son doesnt get lost is a cluster of kids and gets the 1.1 help when he needs it. The staff is caring and considerate.

Posted by a parent on 08/07/14

The principal, teachers, and staff put our children and their needs first. Everyone at KA takes the time to get to know the students as people. Because they know the students all so well they are able to meet their needs on a personal level so that everyone can excel and live up to their potential. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/07/14

Great teachers and staff. Small class sizes, each student receives individual attention. Transferred here from a private school and couldn't be happier with the experience- have no regrets at all.

Posted by a parent on 08/07/14

Test scores do not tell the whole story at schools like Karen Acres. As a parent of 4 kids, who has experienced children at 3 different Urbandale Elementary Schools, I can honestly say this school has the best 5th grade teacher in the district and the 3rd and 4th grade teachers are awesome as well. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/03/12

Karen Acres staff - from Custodians to Support staff to Secretary to Teachers to Principal - all have one thing in common: Students are Priority! This is a wonderful, small-town feeling school in the Urbandale, IA area. We have had terrific experience with all teachers and grades! The parent involvement ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/09

This school is disappointing to say the least. A new principle and administrative staff took over the school in the Fall of 2005. The only thing this administration can boast is complete ineptitude and rudeness.

Posted by a parent on 10/09/08

This is an excellent elementary school for any parent wanting your child to obtain a top notch education from caring and professional staff. The parent involvement is highly encouraged. The children not only are obtaining a great education, but also developing character. Also, they provide excellent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/05

Excellent school. Great Teachers, exceptional parent involvement, and caring staff. The students not only get a great education, but have a lot of fun. The staff provides each student the special attention he/she may need in any subjects they may need improvement in. I would highly recommend Karen ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/05

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School Profile for Karen Acres Elementary School

Test scores
Test scores for Karen Acres Elementary School

NRT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Karen Acres Elementary School
Urbandale 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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Urbandale schools — Karen Acres Elementary School is located at 3500 74th St, Urbandale IA 50322. 3500 74th St is in the 50322 ZIP code in Urbandale, IA The school district for Karen Acres Elementary School is the Urbandale Comm School District. Karen Acres Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels 1 - 5.
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