Willard Elementary School

2941 Dean Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Willard Elementary School serves 262 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Willard Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 50-54% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Willard Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Willard Elementary School's student population of 262 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
262 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Willard Elementary 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 Willard Elementary School is 0.70, 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
#1030 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
36%
12%
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Black
13%
7%
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White
39%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 Willard Elementary School's ranking?
Willard Elementary School is ranked #1030 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?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Willard Elementary School?
262 students attend Willard Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Willard Elementary School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Willard Elementary School?
Willard Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Willard Elementary School offer ?
Willard Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Willard Elementary School part of?
Willard Elementary School is part of Des Moines Independent Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 262 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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