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1701 Lay St

Des Moines, IA 50317

(515) 242-8431

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 367

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

7 Parent Reviews for Phillips Elementary School

Phillips is one of the best schools in Des Moines. I am a teacher and have taught at one of the middle schools where Phillips students continue their education and we could tell which students went to Phillips by their academics and behaviors. My children have both had excellent teachers at every grade ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/12/14

my school is phillips this is my last year at phillips and i wish i could stay forever. The teachers are the best and the princeble is aswome too. i love this school and i hope every one else at phillips loves it too. its one of the best school i have ever been too. the LIBRARINE is the best out of ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/11/13

I think phillips is an OUTSTANDING school, and so does my son. The teachers are very good at what the do, and they care about the kids.

Posted by a parent on 04/16/12

This school is is pretty good if your child is academically low. Lots of attention is given to special needs and a trivial respect to the gifted. Even though it is a traditional school it may or may not meet the guidelines. Homework is given regularly as busy work and unchallenging. The teachers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/17/06

I think Phillips is a wonderful school. I dont think my son would have done so well if in a bigger school.. The teachers put there heart and soul into those kids, it shows in everything that the do. The kids are number one. I would do it all over again and so would my son.

Posted by a parent on 10/18/05

I am the parent of 5 and the grandparent of 2. I have one child left in elementary and we chose Phillips because of the respect that is given by faculty to the students. We have always believed that 'you get what you give'. We have experienced wonderful, caring, giving teachers and the Principal is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/19/04

I have been affiliated with Phillips School since 1981. I really like the philosophy of 'back to the basics'. I was told by my children's Middle School and High School Teachers that they could tell that my sons had come from a 'Traditional' School. I believe that Phillips Traditional School is the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/10/03

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Test scores for Phillips Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Phillips 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 — Phillips Elementary School is located at 1701 Lay St, Des Moines IA 50317. 1701 Lay St is in the 50317 ZIP code in Des Moines, IA The school district for Phillips Elementary School is the Des Moines Independent Comm School District. Phillips Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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