Smouse Opportunity School is located in Des Moines, IA and is one of 62 schools in Des Moines Independent School District. It is a sp-ed school that serves 169 students in grades PK-8.
Special Education schools are public schools that provide special services for children with disabilities (special physical, mental, or learning needs). Many special education schools also provide vocational training, adapted physical education, and assistive technology for their students.
Smouse Opportunity School made AYP in 2007. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Iowa in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Smouse Opportunity School's test results to learn more about school performance.
Student Economic Level (2011)
In 2011, Smouse Opportunity School had 73% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Iowa had 38% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
The Des Moines Independent spends $10,339 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 65% on instruction, 31% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Des Moines Independent District
In 2011, Smouse Opportunity School had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Iowa average is 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For Iowa, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2007 Iowa Test of Basic Skills Results and Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) Results for all subjects tested.more...