North High School

  • North High School serves 1,319 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 77%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • North High 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • North High School's student population of 1,319 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

  • North High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,239 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of North High School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1180 out of 1239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
77%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
11%
3%
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Hispanic
32%
11%
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Black
26%
6%
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White
26%
76%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.760.40
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Graduation Rate
88%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
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

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  • Des Moines Findley Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
    0.5 miles
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    (515)242-8407
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  • Des Moines Moulton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 504 students
    0.7 miles
    1541 8th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    (515)242-8427
    0.7 PK-5 504
  • Des Moines Harding Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 788 students
    0.8 miles
    203 E Euclid Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8445
    0.8 6-8 788
  • Des Moines Cattell Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    1.0 miles
    3101 E 12th St
    Des Moines, IA 50316
    (515)242-8403
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  • Des Moines Oak Park
    Grades: PK-5 | 369 students
    1.1 miles
    3928 6th Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50313
    (515)242-8428
    1.1 PK-5 369

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