225 56th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Hanawalt Elementary School serves 340 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Hanawalt 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 65-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hanawalt Elementary School's student population of 340 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Hanawalt 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 Hanawalt Elementary School is 0.64, 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
#801 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
10%
12%
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Black
27%
7%
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White
53%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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?

65-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 69% IA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).

How many students attend Hanawalt Elementary School?

340 students attend Hanawalt Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

53% of Hanawalt Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.

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

Hanawalt Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Iowa state average of 14:1.

What grades does Hanawalt Elementary School offer ?

Hanawalt Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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