Harding Middle School

Harding Middle School serves 534 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Harding Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 534 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 534 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Students by Grade Harding Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 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 12:1 14:1
Asian
11%
2%
Hispanic
27%
9%
Black
22%
5%
White
31%
81%
All Ethnic Groups Harding Middle School Sch Ethnicity Harding 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.
0.77 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.
77%
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.
11%
7%

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 North High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hiatt Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Findley Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des MoinesFindley Elementary School
    3000 Cambridge St
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-8407
    0.4 mi | 343 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesOak Park Elementary School
    3928 6th Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-8428
    0.4 mi | 407 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesMadison Elementary School
    806 East Hoffman St
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8420
    0.8 mi | 373 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesNorth High School
    501 Holcomb Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-7200
    0.8 mi | 1121 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Des MoinesCattell Elementary School
    3101 East 12th St
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8403
    0.9 mi | 393 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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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.