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 14:1.
  • 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 OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students429 students
Willard Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Willard Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Willard Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeWillard Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
Willard Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/an/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/an/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 GroupsWillard Elementary 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.
0.670.22
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 $11,306 is higher than the state average of $11,259. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,401 is higher than the state average of $11,298. The district spending/student has declined by 5% 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 (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$387 MM$7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$390 MM$7 MM
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$11,306$11,259
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$11,401$11,298
Des Moines Independent Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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