2900 E 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Brubaker Elementary School serves 643 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Brubaker Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 643 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Brubaker Elementary School's student population of 643 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
643 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Brubaker Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Brubaker Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1167 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
22%
12%
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Black
19%
7%
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White
47%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Brubaker Elementary School?

643 students attend Brubaker Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

47% of Brubaker Elementary School students are White, 22% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Brubaker Elementary School?

Brubaker Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Brubaker Elementary School offer ?

Brubaker Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 643 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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