Desoto Intermediate School

Desoto Intermediate School serves 329 students in grades 3-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 20%.
Desoto Intermediate School operates within the Adel Desoto Minburn Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 329 students has grown by 21% over five years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 3-5
Total Students 329 students
Desoto Intermediate School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 24 teachers
Desoto Intermediate School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Desoto Intermediate School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less 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 14:1 14:1
Desoto Intermediate School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
2%
9%
Desoto Intermediate School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
97%
80%
Desoto Intermediate School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Desoto Intermediate School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Desoto Intermediate 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.
0.06 0.21
Desoto Intermediate 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.
18%
34%
Desoto Intermediate 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.
5%
7%
Desoto Intermediate School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,579 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,017 is less than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,546 is less than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Adel Desoto Minburn Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,579 678
Adel Desoto Minburn Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $16 MM $7 MM
Adel Desoto Minburn Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $14 MM $7 MM
Adel Desoto Minburn Community   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,017 $11,087
Adel Desoto Minburn Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,546 $10,614
Adel Desoto Minburn Community   School District 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 Van Meter Junior Senior High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Van Meter Junior Senior High School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Van Meter Junior Senior High School (2.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Van MeterVan Meter Junior Senior High School
    520 1st Ave
    Van MeterIA 50261
    (515)996-2221
    2.9 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 367 students                      
  • Van MeterVan Meter Elementary School
    520 1st Ave
    Van MeterIA 50261
    (515)996-2221
    2.9 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 278 students                      
  • AdelAdm Middle School
    801 Nile Kinnick Dr South
    AdelIA 50003
    (515)993-3490
    5.1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 362 students                      
  • Adel Adm Senior High School
    801 Nile Kinnick Dr South
    AdelIA 50003
    (515)993-4584
    5.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 463 students                      
  • AdelAdel Elementary School
    1608 Grove St
    AdelIA 50003
    (515)993-4285
    5.9 mi | Gr. PK-2 | 425 students                      

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