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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 60 public schools managed by Des Moines Independent Comm School District serving 32,980 students in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Iowa state average of 23%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the state average of 14:1.

Des Moines Independent Comm School District (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Des Moines Brody Middle School
    2501 Park Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8443

    Grades: 6-8 | 745 students
  • Des Moines Brubaker Elementary School
    2900 E 42nd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8405

    Grades: PK-5 | 727 students
  • Des Moines Callanan Middle School
    3010 Center Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8101

    Grades: 6-8 | 592 students
  • Des Moines Capitol View Elementary School
    320 E. 16th
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8402

    Grades: PK-5 | 598 students
  • Des Moines Carver Elementary School
    705 E University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8418

    Grades: K-5 | 573 students
  • Des Moines Cattell Elementary School
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8403

    Grades: K-5 | 392 students
  • Windsor Heights Cowles Elementary School
    6401 College Ave
    Windsor Heights, IA 50324
    (515)242-7818

    Grades: PK-8 | 408 students
  • Des Moines Downtown School
    1800 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    (515)284-5848

    Grades: K-6 | 268 students
  • Des Moines East High School
    815 E 13th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7788

    Grades: 9-12 | 2329 students
  • Des Moines Edmunds Fine Arts Academy
    950 15th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)243-1174

    Grades: PK-5 | 329 students
  • Des Moines Findley Elementary School
    3025 Oxford Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8407

    Grades: K-5 | 338 students
  • Des Moines Garton Elementary School
    2820 E 24th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8408

    Grades: PK-5 | 649 students
  • Des Moines Goodrell Middle School
    3300 E. 29th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8444

    Grades: 6-8 | 628 students
  • Des Moines Greenwood Elementary School
    316 37th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8410

    Grades: PK-5 | 299 students
  • Des Moines Hanawalt Elementary School
    225 56th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8411

    Grades: PK-5 | 358 students
  • Des Moines Harding Middle School
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8445

    Grades: 6-8 | 743 students
  • Des Moines Hiatt Middle School
    1430 E. University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-7774

    Grades: 6-8 | 592 students
  • Des Moines Hillis Elementary School
    2401 56th St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-8412

    Grades: PK-5 | 381 students
  • Des Moines Hoover High School
    4800 Aurora Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-7300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1063 students
  • Des Moines Howe Elementary School
    2900 Indianola
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8413

    Grades: PK-5 | 310 students
  • Des Moines Hoyt Middle School
    2700 E 42nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)242-8446

    Grades: 6-8 | 522 students
  • Des Moines Hubbell Elementary School
    800 42nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8414

    Grades: K-5 | 415 students
  • Des Moines Jackson Elementary School
    3825 Indianola Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8415

    Grades: K-5 | 467 students
  • Des Moines Jefferson Elementary School
    2425 Watrous Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50321
    (515)242-8416

    Grades: K-5 | 408 students
  • Des Moines Jessie Franklin Taylor
    1801 16th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8424

    Grades: PK | 244 students
  • Des Moines King Elementary School
    1849 Forest Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8417

    Grades: K-5 | 336 students
  • Des Moines Lincoln High School
    2600 Sw 9th St
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-7500

    Grades: 9-12 | 2355 students
  • Des Moines Lovejoy Elementary School
    801 E Kenyon Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8419

    Grades: PK-5 | 383 students
  • Des Moines Madison Elementary School
    806 E Hoffman St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8420

    Grades: PK-5 | 267 students
  • Des Moines Mccombs Middle School
    201 Sw County Line Rd
    Des Moines, IA 50320
    (515)242-8447

    Grades: 6-8 | 722 students
  • Des Moines Mckee Elementary School
    2115 E 39th St
    Des Moines, IA 50317
    (515)323-8628

    Grades: PK | 323 students
  • Des Moines Mckinley Elementary School
    1610 Se 6th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
    (515)242-8423

    Grades: PK-5 | 280 students
  • Des Moines Meredith Middle School
    4827 Madison Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-7250

    Grades: 6-8 | 734 students
  • Des Moines Merrill Middle School
    5301 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50312
    (515)242-8448

    Grades: 6-8 | 741 students
  • Des Moines Monroe Elementary School
    2250 30th St
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    (515)242-8425

    Grades: K-5 | 547 students
  • Show 25 more public schools in Des Moines Independent Comm

Overview

School District NameDes Moines Independent Comm School District
# of Schoolsn/a
# of Students32,980 students
# of Teachers2,249 Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
# of Male Students15,852 students
% Male Students
48%
# of Female Students17,128 students
% Female Students
52%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.73
# of American Indian Students161 students
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students2,669 students
% Asian Students
8%
# of Hispanic Students8,502 students
% Hispanic Students
26%
# of Black Students6,232 students
% Black Students
19%
# of White Students13,211 students
% White Students
40%
# of Hawaiian Students62 students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students2,143 students
% of Two or more races Students
6%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:1,088
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,512
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,492
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,594
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,646
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,664
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,578
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,362
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,364
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,198
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,347
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,379
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,277
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,479
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Des Moines Independent Comm School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 334 school districts in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
77%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Des Moines Independent Comm School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
75%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Des Moines Independent Comm School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Des Moines Independent Comm School District and public school graduation rate of IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $11,352 is higher than the state average of $10,736. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $11,447 is higher than the state average of $10,774. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IA)
Total Revenue$387 MM$7 MM
This chart display total revenue of Des Moines Independent Comm School District and average revenue for each school distric in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$390 MM$7 MM
This chart display total spending of Des Moines Independent Comm School District and average spending for each school distric in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,352$10,736
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Des Moines Independent Comm School District and average revenue per public school student in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending / Student$11,447$10,774
This chart display average spending per public school student in Des Moines Independent Comm School District and average spending per public school student in IA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
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Des Moines Independent Comm School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the Iowa average of 0.39. The most diverse school in the district is Woodlawn Early Childhood Center. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Iowa or national school diversity statistics.