Jessie Franklin Taylor

Jessie Franklin Taylor serves 208 students in grades Prekindergarten. 
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 208 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Jessie Franklin Taylor's student population of 208 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten
Total Students
208 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Jessie Franklin Taylor is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (IA)
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
12%
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Black
41%
7%
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White
17%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.73
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students attend Jessie Franklin Taylor?
208 students attend Jessie Franklin Taylor.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Jessie Franklin Taylor students are Black, 26% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are White, 10% of students are Asian, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Jessie Franklin Taylor?
Jessie Franklin Taylor has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Jessie Franklin Taylor offer ?
Jessie Franklin Taylor offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten
What school district is Jessie Franklin Taylor part of?
Jessie Franklin Taylor is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten
  • Enrollment: 208 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 83%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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