Roosevelt High School

4419 Center St
Des Moines, IA 50312
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Roosevelt High School serves 2,064 students in grades 9-12.
Roosevelt 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 top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (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 72% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,064 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50% in IA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Roosevelt High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Roosevelt High School's student population of 2,064 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,064 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Roosevelt High 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 Roosevelt High School is 0.69, 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#680 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
12%
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Black
26%
7%
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White
46%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
83%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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 Roosevelt High School's ranking?
Roosevelt High School is ranked #680 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?
57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Roosevelt High School?
The graduation rate of Roosevelt High School is 83%, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 87%.
How many students attend Roosevelt High School?
2,064 students attend Roosevelt High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Roosevelt High School students are White, 26% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Roosevelt High School?
Roosevelt High School has a student ration of 29:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Roosevelt High School offer ?
Roosevelt High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Roosevelt High School part of?
Roosevelt High School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,064 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 54%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 83% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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