Willard Elementary School

  • Willard Elementary School serves 429 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the IA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Willard Elementary School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 429 students has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 429 students
Willard Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Willard Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Willard Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Willard Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Willard Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a n/a
Willard Elementary School American Indian Students (2000-2011)
Asian
3%
2%
Willard Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
35%
10%
Willard Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
11%
5%
Willard Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
45%
78%
Willard Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Willard Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Willard Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Willard Elementary 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.
0.67 0.38
Willard Elementary 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.
80%
34%
Willard Elementary 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.
10%
7%
Willard Elementary 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 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)
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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