Hillis Elementary School

  • Hillis Elementary School serves 534 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the IA average of 15:1.
  • 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 14% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 534 students
Hillis Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Hillis Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Hillis Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Hillis Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 15:1 15:1
Hillis Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
American Indian
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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)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Hillis Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Hillis Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.65 0.22
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.
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Hillis Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
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Hillis Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

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 $12,574 in this district is less than the state average of $12,789. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,776 is higher than the state average of $12,315. The district spending/student has grown by 7% 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 (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $429 MM $9 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $436 MM $8 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $12,574 $12,789
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $12,776 $12,315
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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