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Saydel Community School District is an above average, public school district located in Des Moines, IA. It has 1,185 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
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5740 N E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 264-0866

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I went to Saydel all of my life, and the vast majority of my family went there too. There was really nothing ever "bad" about Saydel, but being in college for a year now has opened my eyes on a couple major things. There needs to be more tougher/rigorous "college prep" courses. I think the one thing that could also be changed is the culture, so when you tell people you went to Saydel they don't laugh. I think the consensus about Saydel is, "Oh, it's just Saydel." Nothing special. I would like Saydel, to not be an "average" school, I would like it to be and "extraordinary" school, so that alumni come out of there proud to say they went to Saydel.
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I was in the saydel district since 6th grade and most of the staff was nice and were genuine. There was no diversity is a mostly Caucasians. I didn't feel prepared for college and I felt I would of know what to do if it wasn't for ETS. The sports I did were a joke, almost all of the coaches were in it for the money. I think that when I went to saydel it was a very safe environment but it seems like it is going down hill. The facilities are pretty nice but some things could be updated like the tennis courts, softball fields, volleyball equipment, etc. I would say when I attended there was a high level of parent involvement, most parents would volunteer to do concessions or other things like that. The academics for my grade was about average. Every year they would tell us we would improve our score for the Map testing.
Most teacher's such as miss sandquist mr. Cline in the mrs. Griffin where great teachers to me they showed nothing but care and appreciated my presents in the classroom I felt welcome in most of the classrooms even when others were around and I feel that the school has good teachers and the sports program such as our track program has been phenomenal show support for saydel and go Eagles!!!! In for diversity we have a GSA program and we also deal for the special needs students in a class Called unified PE I feel that that is pretty splendid when it comes to diversity we also get taught to speak Spanish and learn about everything like on things such as the Indians the Civil War and some old English dialogue such as Shakespeare which led to us learning Greek Latin roots we also get told to stop racism bullying