East High School

815 E 13th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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East High School serves 2,236 students in grades 9-12.
East High 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 26% (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 39% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

East High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

East High School's student population of 2,236 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,236 students
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Total Classroom Teachers116 teachers
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School Rankings

East High 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 East High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1214 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
35%
11%
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Black
17%
6%
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White
35%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.41
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Graduation Rate
87%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to East High School is North High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Hiatt Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Hiatt Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 656 students
    0.4 miles
    1430 E. University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-7774
    0.4 6-8 656
  • Des Moines Carver Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
    0.5 miles
    705 E University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8418
    0.5 K-5 549
  • Des Moines Capitol View Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
    0.6 miles
    320 E. 16th
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515) 242-8402
    0.6 PK-5 594
  • Des Moines Moulton Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 504 students
    1.5 miles
    1541 8th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515) 242-8427
    1.5 PK-5 504
  • Des Moines Mckinley Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
    1.6 miles
    1610 Se 6th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8423
    1.6 PK-5 283

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