Willard Elementary School

Willard Elementary School serves 454 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Willard Elementary School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 454 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 454 students
Willard Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Willard Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Willard Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Willard Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
2%
2%
Willard Elementary School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
32%
9%
Willard Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
16%
5%
Willard Elementary School Black (1988-2013)
White
45%
80%
Willard Elementary School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Willard Elementary School Two or more races (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Willard Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Willard Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.67 0.21
Willard Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
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%
Willard Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
1%
7%
Willard Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,179 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 35,179 678
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is East High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hiatt Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stowe Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des MoinesStowe Elementary School
    1411 East 33rd St
    Des MoinesIA 50317
    (515)242-8435
    1.1 mi | 362 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesPhillips Elementary School
    1701 Lay St
    Des MoinesIA 50317
    (515)242-8431
    1.3 mi | 404 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesCapitol View Elementary School
    320 East 16th
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8402
    1.7 mi | 585 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesMckee Elementary School
    2115 East 39th St
    Des MoinesIA 50317
    (515)242-8646
    1.9 mi | 204 students | Gr. PK                      
  • Pleasant HillPleasant Hill Elementary School
    4801 East Oakwood Dr
    Pleasant HillIA 50327
    (515)242-8432
    2.1 mi | 312 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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