5001 Sw 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50315
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Wright Elementary School serves 280 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Wright 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 69%) for the 2018-19 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 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 24% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Wright Elementary School's student population of 280 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Wright Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,227 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Wright Elementary School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1046 out of 1227 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
69%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
17%
11%
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Black
10%
6%
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White
58%
76%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61 (Top 20%)

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