Phillips Elementary School

1701 Lay St
Des Moines, IA 50317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 263 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Phillips Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Phillips Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Phillips Elementary School's student population of 263 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Phillips Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Phillips Elementary School is 0.58, 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
This School
State Level (IA)
#1011 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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55-59%
64%
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45-49%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
12%
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Black
7%
7%
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White
59%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Phillips Elementary School's ranking?
Phillips Elementary School is ranked #1011 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?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Phillips Elementary School?
263 students attend Phillips Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Phillips Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Phillips Elementary School?
Phillips Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Phillips Elementary School offer ?
Phillips Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Phillips Elementary School part of?
Phillips Elementary School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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