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Delaware Elementary School

11 reviews
4401 East 46th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
(515) 262-3197

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Delaware Elementary School
Based on data from the 2017 school year

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Outstanding teachers who genuinely care about their students. Caring principal who is truly all about the kids. A warm and accepting environment where ALL kids really can learn!
Posted by a parent on 10/25/2015
What a GREAT group of educators in 5th grade. They have made such a difference in my son's life.....
Posted by a parent on 4/19/2014
This school has a outstanding / caring staff and one Wonderful Principal that takes the time to know each and every child as a individual. The challenge in which the school has is the increase of Anawim housing in the area, but I look at positive as my child we see allot of diversity within the children and be able to expand their self's to be a better person.
Posted by a parent on 3/5/2014
We are known for our amazing students, families and teachers. The PTO does a lot for our families and staff. It's an incredible environment for students to learn in.
Posted by a teacher on 8/30/2013
As a parent I enjoyed watching the kids grow & learn until 5th grade. Each year the teachers challenged the students to do more & held them accountable for better work results. At least 1 of the 4th grade teachers visits the child's home prior to school starting in the fall. Homework - even if it was 15 minutes - was assigned probably 4 days a week. They were required to study for tests and to do their best on projects. The 5th grade teachers are quite likeable, but do not hold the kids as responsible. If a project is turned in haphazard or looks sloppy, an A or A+ is still easily obtained. If an assignment is not completed, they are sometimes still given up to a week (or more) to do it and still get an A or A+. Then comes the C or D on the test. Responsibility is shot. Students who naturally excel, still excel. The kids who need to be held to expectations. just slide by and it shows in their grades & state/national tests scores. Quite sad. I emailed & visited 5th grade teachers many times only to be told, they are doing well, not to worry. I believe the drop in test scores from 4th to 5th grade make sense. It's sad, but makes sense.
Posted by a parent on 5/3/2012

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Des Moines schools - Delaware Elementary School is located at 4401 East 46th Street, Des Moines IA 50317. Delaware Elementary School is in the Southeast Polk Community School District. Delaware Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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