Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School serves 1,716 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Roosevelt High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 92%.

School Overview

The student population of 1716 students has grown by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,716 students
Roosevelt High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Roosevelt High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Roosevelt High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Roosevelt High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 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 22:1 15:1
Roosevelt High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
4%
2%
Roosevelt High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
12%
10%
Roosevelt High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
23%
5%
Roosevelt High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
55%
79%
Roosevelt High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Roosevelt High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Roosevelt High 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.
0.63 0.22
Roosevelt High 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.
40%
34%
Roosevelt High 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.
4%
7%
Roosevelt High 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's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 93% 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)
Graduation Rate 76% 92%
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
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 Ruby Van Meter School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Merrill Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hubbell Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des MoinesHubbell Elementary School
    0.2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 447 students800 42nd St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8414
    0.2KG-5447
  • Des MoinesMerrill Middle School
    0.8 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 705 students5301 Grand Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8448
    0.86-8705
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 414 students316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    0.9PK-5414
  • Des MoinesCallanan Middle School
    1 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 620 students3010 Center St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8101
    16-8620
  • Des MoinesHanawalt Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 376 students225 56th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8411
    1.1PK-5376

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