Howe Elementary School

2900 Indianola
Des Moines, IA 50315
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Howe Elementary School serves 308 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Howe 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 76%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 74%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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

School Overview

Howe Elementary School's student population of 308 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Rankings

Howe Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,232 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Howe Elementary School is 0.74, 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
#1200 out of 1232 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
76%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
74%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
11%
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Black
17%
6%
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White
30%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.740.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 Howe Elementary School is Lincoln High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Weeks Middle School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Des Moines Weeks Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 766 students
    0.3 miles
    901 East Park Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8449
    0.3 6-8 766
  • Des Moines Mckinley Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 283 students
    1.0 miles
    1610 Se 6th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8423
    1 PK-5 283
  • Des Moines South Union Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 494 students
    1.1 miles
    4201 South Union
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8409
    1.1 PK-5 494
  • Des Moines Lincoln High School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,350 students
    1.2 miles
    2600 Sw 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-7500
    1.2 9-12 2,350
  • Des Moines Park Ave Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 431 students
    1.2 miles
    3141 Sw 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515) 242-8429
    1.2 PK-5 431

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