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 15:1.
  • 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 10% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,827 students
Roosevelt High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Roosevelt High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
Roosevelt High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Roosevelt High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 15:1
Roosevelt High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a n/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)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Roosevelt High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Roosevelt High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Roosevelt High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA 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.
0.65 0.22
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 (1990-2015)
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 (2000-2015)

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 decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,945 in this district is less than the state average of $13,242. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,091 is higher than the state average of $12,536. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
61
3
Number of Students Managed 32,809 673
Des Moines Independent Community School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 92%
Des Moines Independent Community School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $443 MM $9 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $448 MM $8 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $12,945 $13,242
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,091 $12,536
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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