Brody Middle School

Brody Middle School serves 745 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Brody Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 745 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 745 students
Brody Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Brody Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Brody Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Brody Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Brody Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Brody Middle School American Indian Students (2000-2011)
Asian
3%
2%
Brody Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
16%
10%
Brody Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
13%
5%
Brody Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
61%
79%
Brody Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Brody Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Brody Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.59 0.22
Brody Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
51%
34%
Brody Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Brody Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,827 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,817 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,917 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed 32,827 670
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $387 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $390 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,817 $11,259
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,917 $11,298
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Lincoln High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Orchard Place School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des MoinesJefferson Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 430 students2425 Watrous Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50321
    (515)242-8416
    0.5KG-5430
  • Des MoinesPark Ave Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 471 students3141 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8429
    1.5PK-5471
  • Des MoinesWright Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 258 students5001 Sw 14th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8442
    1.5PK-5258
  • Des MoinesLincoln High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1.6 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 2190 students2600 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-7500
    1.69-122190
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 414 students316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    2PK-5414

School Reviews

this school is a great school to go to and is not over protective like some schools I know. the new principal is OK and I''m learning lots from experienced teachers. I wouldn''t change what school I go to
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/06/12

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