Hillis Elementary School

2401 56th St
Des Moines, IA 50310
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Hillis Elementary School serves 370 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Hillis 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 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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Hillis Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Hillis Elementary School's student population of 370 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students370 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Rankings

Hillis 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 Hillis Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1175 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
7%
3%
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Hispanic
23%
11%
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Black
16%
6%
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White
44%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Hillis Elementary School is Scavo Alternative High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Cowles Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Windsor Heights Cowles Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-8 | 397 students
    0.8 miles
    6401 College Ave
    Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    (515) 242-7818
    0.8 PK-8 397
  • Des Moines Moore Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 297 students
    0.9 miles
    3725 52nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515) 242-8426
    0.9 PK-5 297
  • Des Moines Scavo Alternative High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 393 students
    0.9 miles
    1800 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515) 242-7589
    0.9 9-12 393
  • Des Moines Perkins Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 451 students
    1.1 miles
    4301 College
    Des Moines, IA 50311
    (515) 242-8430
    1.1 PK-5 451
  • Des Moines Windsor Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 375 students
    1.1 miles
    5912 University Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50311
    (515) 242-8440
    1.1 PK-5 375

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