Harding Middle School

Harding Middle School serves 700 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Harding Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 700 students has grown by 27% over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 700 students
Harding Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Harding Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Harding Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Harding Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 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 12:1 15:1
Harding Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
10%
2%
Harding Middle School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
29%
10%
Harding Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
27%
5%
Harding Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
27%
79%
Harding Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
7%
3%
Harding Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Harding 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.
0.76 0.22
Harding 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.
93%
34%
Harding 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.
n/a
7%
Harding Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,230 students has grown by 8% 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 34,230 670
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 North High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hiatt Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Findley Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des MoinesFindley Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 348 students3025 Oxford St
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-8407
    0.4PK-5348
  • Des MoinesOak Park Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 396 students3928 6th Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-8428
    0.4PK-5396
  • Des MoinesMadison Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 377 students806 East Hoffman St
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8420
    0.8PK-5377
  • Des MoinesNorth High School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1257 students501 Holcomb Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-7200
    0.89-121257
  • Des MoinesCattell Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 411 students3101 East 12th St
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8403
    0.9KG-5411

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