Hillis Elementary School

  • Hillis Elementary School serves 534 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Hillis Elementary School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 534 students has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students534 students
Hillis Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Hillis Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Hillis Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeHillis Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
Hillis Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Hillis Elementary School American Indian Students (2000-2004)
Asian
5%
2%
Hillis Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
21%
10%
Hillis Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
14%
5%
Hillis Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
54%
78%
Hillis Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Hillis Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsHillis Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIA 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.
0.650.38
Hillis Elementary 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.
55%
34%
Hillis Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
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.
12%
7%
Hillis Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

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 $11,352 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,447 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed32,809673
Des Moines Independent Community School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$387 MM$7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$390 MM$7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,352$11,259
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,447$11,298
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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