East High School

815 E 13th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
East High School serves 2,079 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,079 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 72% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

East High School's student population of 2,079 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,079 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

East High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of East High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1136 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
45%
12%
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Black
15%
7%
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White
27%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Graduation Rate
72%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is East High School's ranking?
East High School is ranked #1136 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What schools are East High School often compared to?
East High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lincoln High School, North High School, Hoover High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
38% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of East High School?
The graduation rate of East High School is 72%, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend East High School?
2,079 students attend East High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of East High School students are Hispanic, 27% of students are White, 15% of students are Black, 7% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of East High School?
East High School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does East High School offer ?
East High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is East High School part of?
East High School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

School Reviews

4   1/8/2021
Great school to attend and teach. I had the pleasure to do both.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Brett

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,079 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 73%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 72% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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