Hillis Elementary School

Hillis Elementary School serves 507 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Hillis Elementary School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 507 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 507 students
Hillis Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Hillis Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Hillis Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Hillis Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 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 16:1 15:1
Hillis Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
6%
2%
Hillis Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
23%
10%
Hillis Elementary School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
11%
5%
Hillis Elementary School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
54%
79%
Hillis Elementary School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Hillis Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Hillis Elementary 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.
0.64 0.22
Hillis Elementary 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.
54%
34%
Hillis Elementary 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.
9%
7%
Hillis Elementary 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 Scavo Alternative High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Meredith Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cowles Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Windsor HeightsCowles Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 390 students6401 College Ave
    Windsor HeightsIA 50324
    (515)242-7818
    0.8PK-8390
  • Des MoinesScavo Alternative High School
    Alternative School
    0.9 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 265 students3725 52nd St
    Des MoinesIA 50310
    (515)242-7589
    0.99-12265
  • Des MoinesPerkins Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 441 students4301 College
    Des MoinesIA 50311
    (515)242-8430
    1.1PK-5441
  • Des MoinesWindsor Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 394 students5912 University Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50311
    (515)242-8440
    1.1PK-5394
  • Windsor HeightsClive Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 532 students1600 73rd St
    Windsor HeightsIA 50324
    (515)633-5800
    1.3PK-6532

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