Willard Elementary School

Willard Elementary School serves 465 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the IA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 21%.
Willard Elementary School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

The student population of 465 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 465 students
Willard Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Willard Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Willard Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Willard Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Willard Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
2%
Willard Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
33%
10%
Willard Elementary School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
14%
5%
Willard Elementary School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
44%
79%
Willard Elementary School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Willard Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Willard Elementary 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.
0.68 0.22
Willard Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
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.
94%
34%
Willard Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
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.
n/a
7%
Willard Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 32,827 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,817 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,917 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed 32,827 670
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $387 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $390 MM $7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,817 $11,259
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,917 $11,298
Des Moines Independent Community   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is East High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hiatt Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stowe Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • Des MoinesStowe Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 363 students1411 East 33rd St
    Des MoinesIA 50317
    (515)242-8435
    1PK-5363
  • Des MoinesPhillips Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 407 students1701 Lay St
    Des MoinesIA 50317
    (515)242-8431
    1.3PK-5407
  • Des MoinesCapitol View Elementary School
    1.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 571 students320 East 16th
    Des MoinesIA 50316
    (515)242-8402
    1.7PK-5571
  • Des MoinesMckee Elementary School
    1.8 miles | Grades: PK | 231 students2115 East 39th St
    Des MoinesIA 50317
    (515)242-8646
    1.8PK231
  • Pleasant HillPleasant Hill Elementary School
    2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 309 students4801 East Oakwood Dr
    Pleasant HillIA 50327
    (515)242-8432
    2PK-5309

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