Harding Middle School

  • Harding Middle School serves 767 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the IA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Harding Middle School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 767 students has grown by 43% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 767 students
Harding Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Harding Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Harding Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Harding Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.76 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
Harding Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a n/a
Harding Middle School American Indian Students (2001-2010)
Asian
12%
2%
Harding Middle School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
30%
10%
Harding Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
28%
5%
Harding Middle School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
25%
78%
Harding Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Harding Middle School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Harding Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Harding Middle 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.
0.76 0.22
Harding Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
76%
34%
Harding Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
10%
7%
Harding Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Des Moines Independent Community School District's student population of 32,809 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,945 in this district is less than the state average of $13,242. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,091 is higher than the state average of $12,536. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed 32,809 673
Des Moines Independent Community School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $443 MM $9 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $448 MM $8 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,945 $13,242
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,091 $12,536
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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