Roosevelt High School

  • Roosevelt High School serves 1,827 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Roosevelt High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District's 76% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 92%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1827 students has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,827 students
Roosevelt High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Roosevelt High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Roosevelt High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeRoosevelt High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio22:114:1
Roosevelt High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/an/a
Roosevelt High School American Indian Students (2002-2006)
Asian
5%
2%
Roosevelt High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
12%
10%
Roosevelt High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
24%
5%
Roosevelt High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
53%
78%
Roosevelt High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Roosevelt High School Two Or More Races Students (2010-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsRoosevelt High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownIA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.650.38
Roosevelt High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
34%
Roosevelt High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Roosevelt High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Des Moines Independent Community School District's student population of 32,809 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 75% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,352 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,447 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four years.
School District NameDes Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed32,809673
Des Moines Independent Community School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate76%92%
Des Moines Independent Community School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$387 MM$7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$390 MM$7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,352$11,259
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,447$11,298
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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