2900 Indianola
Des Moines, IA 50315
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Howe Elementary School serves 270 students in grades Kindergarten-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 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 40-44% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 26% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 270 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Howe Elementary School's student population of 270 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
270 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Howe 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 Howe Elementary School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1189 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)
40-44%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
8%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
12%
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Black
20%
7%
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White
29%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 270 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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