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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B
Des Moines Christian School is a highly rated, private, Christian school located in Urbandale, IA. It has 931 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. Tuition is $8,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 90% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
13007 Douglas Pkwy Suite 100
Urbandale, IA 50323
Telephone
(515) 252-2490
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$8,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Des Moines Christian School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
27
52 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Spiritual Emphasis week
    44%
  • Worldview week
    33%
  • Homecoming
    22%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
931
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
43%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$85,432
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Median Home Value
$216,100
National
$184,700
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Des Moines Christian School Reviews

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It is a great Christian school. It's small enough (around 65-75 students per class) that you know everyone there and it's a big family. But it's big enough that I can have many dual-credit courses and have nice classrooms. Anyone can play sports here unlike public schools. Our school has just built a new facility that encloses a gym/theater, STEAM labs, fine-arts rooms, and the entire pre-k branch of DMC. The state of the art weight room and football field are really nice! I have many good friendships here. What I like the most about Des Moines Christian School is that the teachers actually care for the students. They are not here for the money since most of them can earn more money at public schools or colleges (we have a couple professors). I have great relationships with all my teachers (except Mr. Luscombe). DMC holds a special place in my heart forever. I would not be the same person without it.
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I really love attending Des Moines Christian School because it is a great environment for students of all ages. It is a school based on a Christ centered education. The school staff is great all around. The teachers really pour into the students and truly care about their well being. They are always willing to help the students with anything. As DMCS continues to grow, there are more and more opportunities for students. There are more dual credit classes that are available which is great. DMC does a great job of preparing their students for college!
Des Moines Christian is an excellent school- the teachers are top-notch! They provide an excellent education while nurturing students and sharing truth from a Christian perspective. Students are challenged and also loved for who they are.