Brody Middle School

Brody Middle School serves 680 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Brody Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 680 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 680 students
Brody Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Students by Grade Brody Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 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 17:1 14:1
Asian
3%
2%
Hispanic
10%
9%
Black
12%
5%
White
66%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Brody Middle School Sch Ethnicity Brody Middle 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.
0.54 0.21
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.
48%
33%
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.
7%
7%
Brody Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,474 students has grown by 9% over five years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 34,474 666
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
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 Lincoln High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Orchard Place School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jefferson Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des MoinesJefferson Elementary School
    2425 Watrous Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50321
    (515)242-8416
    0.5 mi | 433 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Des MoinesWright Elementary School
    5001 Sw 14th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8442
    1.5 mi | 248 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesPark Ave Elementary School
    3141 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8429
    1.5 mi | 465 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesLincoln High School
    2600 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-7500
    1.6 mi | 2218 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    2 mi | 413 students | Gr. PK-5                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 06, 2012 - this school is a great school to go to and is not over protective like some schools I know. the new principal is OK and I''m learning lots from experienced teachers. I wouldn''t change what school I go to - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
Des Moines, IA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.53, which is higher than the Iowa average of 0.23. The most diverse school in Des Moines is Parkside Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.