Annual Report

Annual Report 2016-2017

Building a Bright Future

It is an honor to present the St. Francis of Assisi School progress report for the 2013-2014 school year.  We hope you find the data interesting and useful.  The purpose of the report is to provide important educational data to our students, parents, staff, parish community, and prospective families. We have always been pleased with the academic progress our students are making, but rest assured, we continually strive for improvement.  This report covers a wide-range of data.  If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact the school office at 515-457-7167 and ask for Misty Hade, Principal or email  St. Francis of Assisi School appreciates your continued support and prayers.


The mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Des Moines is to provide meaningful educational experiences for the children and adolescents in an environment integrated by Gospel values that nurture faith, community, prayer, and service.  At St. Francis of Assisi School, we promote the spiritual  and academic growth of our students in a manner designed to uphold the charisma and spirit of St. Francis, our patron saint.  We honor his simple spirit, his love of brotherhood / sisterhood and his awareness of God’s presence in all creatures.

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS – Diocese of Des Moines

Essential Academic Learnings  Our students will:

  • access and use information effectively
  • apply technology competently
  • think critically and creatively
  • solve problems independently and cooperatively
  • reason scientifically, mathematically and historically

Essential Spiritual/Social Learnings  Our students will:

  • accept church, civic and personal responsibility
  • anticipate and constructively react to change
  • communicate ideas and feelings effectively
  • demonstrate global awareness, cross-cultural understanding and social justice principles
  • demonstrate personal wellness practices
  • cultivate an understanding of and appreciation for the arts