Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Districts in Des Moines


Des Moines Independent Comm School District Details

Des Moines Independent Comm School District
2323 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

34,355 Students enrolled in District

62 Schools in District

14 Students Per Classroom (State average is 14)

Des Moines Independent Comm School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Brody Middle School
2501 Park Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50321
06-08
Brubaker Elementary School
2900 E 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA, 50317
PK-05
Callanan Middle School
3010 Center Street
Des Moines, IA, 50312
06-08
Capitol View Elementary School
320 E. 16th
Des Moines, IA, 50316
PK-05
Carver Elementary School
705 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50316
KG-05
Cattell Elementary School
3101 E 12th St
Des Moines, IA, 50316
KG-05
Cowles Elementary School
6401 College Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50324
PK-08
Des Moines Central Campus High School
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50309
07-12
Downtown School
1800 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50309
KG-06
East High School
815 E 13th St
Des Moines, IA, 50316
09-12
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School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 46.7% 81.2%
Black 19.0% 5.7%
Hispanic 26.1% 10.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.7% 2.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 0.4%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 73.3% 39.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 63.4% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.9% 6.7%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,276 $238,849,252 53.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $661 $21,698,647 4.8%
Staff $396 $12,999,492 2.9%
General Administration $199 $6,532,573 1.5%
School Administration $587 $19,269,449 4.3%
Operation $1,089 $35,748,603 8.0%
Transportation $346 $11,358,142 2.5%
Other $405 $13,294,935 3.0%
Total Support $3,684 $120,934,668 27.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,690 $88,304,630 19.7%
Total Expenditures $13,651 $448,121,377 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,410 $3,236,966,383 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $337 $170,410,528 2.7%
Staff $350 $176,600,126 2.8%
General Administration $244 $123,282,433 2.0%
School Administration $567 $286,386,305 4.6%
Operation $925 $467,326,879 7.5%
Transportation $402 $202,909,854 3.3%
Other $262 $132,545,859 2.1%
Total Support $3,088 $1,559,530,939 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,787 $1,407,134,747 22.7%
Total Expenditures $12,286 $6,203,629,027 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

Saydel Comm School District Details

Saydel Comm School District
5740 N E 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313

1,222 Students enrolled in District

3 Schools in District

13 Students Per Classroom (State average is 14)

Saydel Comm School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools in this District

School Grades
Cornell Elementary School
5817 Ne 3rd St
Des Moines, IA, 50313
PK-04
Saydel High School
5601 Ne 7th St
Des Moines, IA, 50313
09-12
Woodside Middle School
5810 Ne 14th St
Des Moines, IA, 50313
05-08

School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 86.4% 81.2%
Black 1.3% 5.7%
Hispanic 10.3% 10.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 2.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.4%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 46.2% 39.7%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 38.0% 32.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.2% 6.7%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,197 $8,539,466 42.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $301 $414,778 2.0%
Staff $398 $548,444 2.7%
General Administration $291 $400,998 2.0%
School Administration $537 $739,986 3.6%
Operation $1,107 $1,525,446 7.5%
Transportation $698 $961,844 4.7%
Other $337 $464,386 2.3%
Total Support $3,669 $5,055,882 24.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,872 $6,713,616 33.1%
Total Expenditures $14,738 $20,308,964 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,410 $3,236,966,383 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $337 $170,410,528 2.7%
Staff $350 $176,600,126 2.8%
General Administration $244 $123,282,433 2.0%
School Administration $567 $286,386,305 4.6%
Operation $925 $467,326,879 7.5%
Transportation $402 $202,909,854 3.3%
Other $262 $132,545,859 2.1%
Total Support $3,088 $1,559,530,939 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,787 $1,407,134,747 22.7%
Total Expenditures $12,286 $6,203,629,027 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

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