Hillis Elementary School

Hillis Elementary School serves 465 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 19%.
Hillis Elementary School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

Overview

The student population of 465 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 465 students
Hillis Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Hillis Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Hillis Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Hillis Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
2%
Hillis Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
17%
9%
Hillis Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
10%
5%
Hillis Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
59%
81%
Hillis Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hillis Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Hillis Elementary 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.
0.61 0.54
Hillis Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
50%
33%
Hillis Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Hillis Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

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
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Scavo Alternative High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Meredith Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cowles Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des Moines Cowles Elementary School
    6401 College Ave
    Des Moines , IA , 50324
    (515)242-7818
    0.8  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Des Moines Scavo Alternative High School
    Alternative School
    3725 52nd St
    Des Moines , IA , 50310
    (515)242-7589
    Alternative School
    0.9  mi  |  272  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Des Moines Perkins Elementary School
    4301 College
    Des Moines , IA , 50311
    (515)242-8430
    1.1  mi  |  436  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Moines Windsor Elementary School
    5912 University Ave
    Des Moines , IA , 50311
    (515)242-8440
    1.1  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Des Moines Meredith Middle School
    4827 Madison Ave
    Des Moines , IA , 50310
    (515)242-7250
    1.3  mi  |  687  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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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.