Samuelson Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 3929 Belaire Rd
       Des Moines, IA  50310


 (515) 242-8441

District: Des Moines Independent Community School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
498th of 590 Iowa Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  14.7
Number of students:  515

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.2%
Asian:
23.9%
African American:
17.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  65.2%

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Compare Details In 2015, Samuelson Elementary School ranked worse than 84.4% of elementary schools in Iowa. It also ranked 14th among 37 ranked elementary schools in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.37. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Samuelson Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (41.2%), Asian (23.9%), African American (17.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 65.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Samuelson Elementary School is 14.7. 28 elementary schools in the Des Moines Independent Community School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Samuelson Elementary School employs 35 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

Samuelson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Samuelson Elementary School 498th of 590 Iowa public elementary schools. (See Samuelson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Des Moines Independent Community School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Des Moines Independent Community School District 301st of 315 Iowa school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Samuelson Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 11.48 565th 603 6.3% 0 star ranking
2013 10.50 563rd 600 6.2% 0 star ranking
2014 17.31 509th 578 11.9% 1 star ranking
2015 20.37 498th 590 15.6% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Iowa Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Samuelson Elementary School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Iowa Department of Education

About the Iowa Assessments: State Assessments: Iowa uses the Iowa Assessments for grades 3-8 and 11 as our annual statewide assessment. The following Iowa Testing Programs subtests were originally used by districts for Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Progress Report (APR) reporting:
  • Reading Comprehension for Reading (now Reading – given in 2 parts for 3-8 grades and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving for Mathematics (now called Math – 2 parts for 3-8 grades and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Analysis of Science Materials for Science (now just called Science)

Beginning in 2011-12, Iowa will use the following Iowa Assessments for Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Annual Progress Report (APR) reporting:
  • Reading (2 parts for grades 3-8 and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Mathematics (2 parts for grades 3-8 and 1 test for grade 11)
  • Science

Source: Iowa Department of Education
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Enrollment information for Samuelson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 258 138 36 34 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2010 223 121 50 48 1 0 32 0 475
2011 214 115 77 45 1 0 29 0 481
2012 205 106 127 46 1 0 29 0 514
2013 204 100 144 53 0 0 25 0 526
2014 212 89 123 59 0 0 32 0 515

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Samuelson Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 467 36.5 12.8 53.5
2010 475 32.9 14.4 60.8
2011 481 32.0 15.0 62.2
2012 514 33.0 15.5 64.6
2013 526 34.5 15.2 70.7
2014 515 35.0 14.7 65.2

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Samuelson Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 467 36.5 12.8 53.5
2010 475 32.9 14.4 60.8
2011 481 32.0 15.0 62.2
2012 514 33.0 15.5 64.6
2013 526 34.5 15.2 70.7
2014 515 35.0 14.7 65.2

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Iowa Department of Education.

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