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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Scavo Alternative High School is a public, alternative school located in Des Moines, IA. It has 390 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone
(515) 242-7589
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
33%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$37,857
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$759
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,563
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
390
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,186
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,757/ year
National
$12,239
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When I attended Scavo I love how small the class room sizes were, the individual attention teachers could give their students and the teacher/student relationship we would form. Alot of these teachers cared about us and our lives outside of school and never received that experience in a public school setting. Since the classroom sizes were crowded and teachers didn't care about their students only were there for their paychecks.
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My school experience over all has been good. It's about just above average good. Some of the school cons are: it's a small building that used to be an elementray, no air condition, and are more welcoming towards certain students and less judgemental towards them. The pros to this school are: an average student is in school for 4 hours, it's easy to get the theacher's help, the principal is really friendly, and the students mind their own bussiness which could be the reson why we don't have a lot of bullying going on. I would like to choose this school again if i can do it all over.
teachers and overall staff are very understanding and willing to work with you and students are open minded. judgement free zone