Brody Middle School

Brody Middle School serves 702 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Brody Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 702 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 702 students
Brody Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Brody Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Brody Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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
Brody Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
3%
2%
Brody Middle School Asian Students (1988-2013)
Hispanic
13%
9%
Brody Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
14%
5%
Brody Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
64%
80%
Brody Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Brody Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Brody Middle 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.
0.55 0.21
Brody Middle 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.
55%
34%
Brody Middle 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.
4%
7%
Brody Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,179 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,622 is higher than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,074 is higher than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four 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 Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
Des Moines Independent 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 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 Grades Students
  • Des MoinesJefferson Elementary School
    2425 Watrous Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50321
    (515)242-8416
    0.5 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 432 students                      
  • Des MoinesWright Elementary School
    5001 Sw 14th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8442
    1.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 271 students                      
  • Des MoinesPark Ave Elementary School
    3141 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-8429
    1.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 472 students                      
  • Des MoinesLincoln High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    2600 Sw 9th St
    Des MoinesIA 50315
    (515)242-7500
    1.6 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2146 students                      
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 446 students                      

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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