Harding Middle School

Harding Middle School serves 619 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Harding Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 619 students has grown by 17% over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 619 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 10:1 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 13:1 14:1
Asian
11%
2%
Hispanic
27%
9%
Black
26%
5%
White
29%
80%
Two or more races
7%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
95%
34%
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%

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
District Total Revenue $399 MM $7 MM
District Spending $382 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $11,087
District Spending / Student $12,074 $10,614
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 Grades Students
  • Des MoinesFindley Elementary School
    3000 Cambridge St
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-8407
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 343 students                      
  • Des MoinesOak Park Elementary School
    3928 6th Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-8428
    0.4 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 399 students                      
  • Des MoinesMadison Elementary School
    806 East Hoffman St
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8420
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 409 students                      
  • Des MoinesNorth High School
    501 Holcomb Ave
    Des MoinesIA 50313
    (515)242-7200
    0.8 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1186 students                      
  • Des MoinesCattell Elementary School
    3101 East 12th St
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8403
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 408 students                      

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