Morris Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Morris 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 448 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 63%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in IA
- Math Proficiency: 43% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 41% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Morris Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Morris Elementary School's student population of 448 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Morris Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Morris Elementary School is 0.70, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1160 out of 1221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Morris Elementary School's ranking?
Morris Elementary School is ranked #1160 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Morris Elementary School?
448 students attend Morris Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Morris Elementary School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Morris Elementary School?
Morris Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Morris Elementary School offer ?
Morris Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Morris Elementary School part of?
Morris Elementary School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.
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