Des Moines Independent Community School District

  • 901 WALNUT ST
  • DES MOINES, IA 50309
  • (515) 242-7911
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District Information

District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate67.1%86.4%
Dropout Rate7.9%2.9%
Per Pupil Spending$10,152$8,697
Students Per Teacher14.213.6
Number of Schools60-
Number of Students31,613-
Number of (FTE) Teachers2,223-

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment31,61314.2
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students1,432
Kindergarten Students2,613
1st Grade Students2,467
2nd Grade Students2,464
3rd Grade Students2,384
4th Grade Students2,412
5th Grade Students2,287
6th Grade Students2,221
7th Grade Students2,146
8th Grade Students2,114
9th Grade Students2,163
10th Grade Students2,197
11th Grade Students2,131
12th Grade Students2,432
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native142
Asian or Pacific Islander1,652
Hispanic6,480
Black (Non-Hispanic)5,383
White (Non-Hispanic)15,907
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male16,189
Female15,274

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers2,22314.2
Prekindergarten Teachers81-
Kindergarten Teachers184-
Elementary Teachers1,065-
Secondary Teachers894-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes--
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides566
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors31
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors82
Elementary56
Secondary26
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians8
Library Support Staff36
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff1,629
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators32
LEA Administrative Support Staff91
School Administrators87
School Administrative Support Staff160
Student Support Services285
Other Support Services Staff975

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$382,539,000-
Total Local Revenues$155,860,00040.7%
Property Tax$97,841,00025.6%
General Sales Tax$30,301,0007.9%
Public Utility Tax$3,923,0001.0%
All Other Taxes$132,0000.03%
Other School Systems$6,783,0001.8%
Cities and Counties$100,0000.03%
Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$641,0000.2%
Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$366,0000.10%
School Lunch$3,846,0001.0%
Textbook Sales and Rentals$410,0000.1%
District Activity Receipts$105,0000.03%
Other Sales and Services$3,248,0000.8%
Rents and Royalties$58,0000.02%
Sale of Property$33,0000.01%
Interest Earnings$2,894,0000.8%
Private Contributions$2,133,0000.6%
Miscellaneous$3,046,0000.8%
Total State Revenues$187,461,00049.0%
General Formula Assistance$164,487,00043.0%
Staff Improvement Programs$13,962,0003.6%
Special Education Programs$1,0000.00%
Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$1,287,0000.3%
Vocational Education Programs$236,0000.06%
School Lunch Programs$148,0000.04%
Transportation Programs$156,0000.04%
Other Programs$7,184,0001.9%
Total Federal Revenues$39,218,00010.3%
Through State - Title I$10,554,0002.8%
Through State - Children With Disabilities (IDEA)$1,973,0000.5%
Through State - Math, Science and Teacher Quality$118,0000.03%
Through State - Safe and Drug Free Schools$240,0000.06%
Through State - Title V, Part A$64,0000.02%
Through State - Vocational and Tech Education$559,0000.1%
Through State - Bilingual Education$698,0000.2%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$8,818,0002.3%
Through State - Other$9,459,0002.5%
Direct - Other$6,735,0001.8%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$325,311,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$208,971,00064.2%
Total Support Services Expenditures$102,576,00031.5%
Student Support$19,662,0005.1%
Instructional Staff Support$7,784,0002.0%
General Administration Support$4,822,0001.3%
School Administration Support$18,825,0004.9%
Operation and Maintenance Support$33,369,0008.7%
Student Transportation Support$9,588,0002.5%
Other Support Services$8,526,0002.2%
Total Other Expenditures$13,764,0004.2%
Food Services$13,764,0003.6%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 67.1%
Total Diploma Count 1,698
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients 1
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-127107.9%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Des Moines Independent Community School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 60
  • Students: 31,613
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 2,223
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BRODY MIDDLE SCHOOL
2501 Park Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
688 15.7

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BRUBAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2900 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
680 13.4

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CALLANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
3010 Center St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
604 14.5

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CAPITOL VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
320 East 16th
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
604 11.2

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CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
705 East University Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
680 13.6

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CASADY PRESCHOOL
1801 16th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK
86 17.2

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CATTELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3101 East 12th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-5
393 13.3

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COWLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6401 College Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-8
332 19.9

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DES MOINES CENTRAL CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 7-12
1 0.01

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DOWNTOWN SCHOOL
500 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-6
293 13.9

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EAST HIGH SCHOOL
815 East 13th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 9-12
2,224 18.7

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EDMUNDS FINE ARTS ACADEMY
1601 Crocker St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
211 10.8

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FINDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3000 Cambridge St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
338 12.4

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GARTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2820 East 24th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
620 13.5

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GOODRELL MIDDLE SCHOOL
3300 East 29th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
614 14.9

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GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
316 37th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
452 15.5

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HANAWALT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
225 56th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
365 16.0

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HARDING MIDDLE SCHOOL
203 East Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
581 12.2

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HIATT MIDDLE SCHOOL
1214 East 15th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
533 10.8

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HILLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2401 56th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
471 14.7

4.5 out of 5
3 Reviews
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HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL
4800 Aurora Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 9-12
1,128 16.3

1 out of 5
2 Reviews
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HOWE ELEMENTARY AT MANN SCHOOL
2900 Indianola
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
307 14.8

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HOYT MIDDLE SCHOOL
2700 East 42nd St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
594 11.9

5 out of 5
1 Review
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HUBBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
800 42nd St
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-5
394 15.4

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JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1001 Amos Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-5
345 12.3

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JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2425 Watrous Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-5
432 19.8

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
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KING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1849 Forest Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
332 11.9

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LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
2600 Sw 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 9-12
2,266 19.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
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LOVEJOY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
801 East Kenyon Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
366 14.9

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MADISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
806 East Hoffman St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
371 12.7

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MANN PRESCHOOL
1001 Amos Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK
64 21.3

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MCCOMBS MIDDLE SCHOOL
201 Sw County Line Rd
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
594 15.4

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MCKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2115 East 39th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK
162 20.3

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MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1610 Se 6th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
323 12.8

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MEREDITH MIDDLE SCHOOL
4827 Madison Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
638 14.1

5 out of 5
5 Reviews
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MERRILL MIDDLE SCHOOL
5301 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
615 16.7

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MONROE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2250 30th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-5
485 12.0

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MORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1401 Geil Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
692 14.2

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MOULTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1541 8th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-8
415 9.1

4 out of 5
2 Reviews
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NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
501 Holcomb Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 9-12
1,166 15.1

3 out of 5
2 Reviews
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OAK PARK SCHOOL
3928 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
410 13.2

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ORCHARD PLACE SCHOOL
5412 Sw 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | KG-12
89 8.1

5 out of 5
1 Review
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PARK AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3141 Sw 9th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
521 14.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
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PERKINS ELEMENTARY AT SAMUELSON SCHOOL
4301 College
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
438 13.3

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PHILLIPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1701 Lay St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
394 19.1

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PLEASANT HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4801 East Oakwood Dr
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
310 16.4

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RIVER WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2929 Se 22nd St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
544 14.7

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ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL
4419 Center St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 9-12
1,654 22.1

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
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RUBY VAN METER SCHOOL
710 28th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-12
171 5.4

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SAMUELSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3929 Belaire Rd
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
475 14.4

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SCAVO HIGH SCHOOL
1800 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 9-12
301 17.3

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SMOUSE OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
2820 Center St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-8
163 7.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
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SOUTH UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4201 South Union
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
551 13.6

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STOWE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1411 East 33rd St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
408 13.2

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STUDEBAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
300 East County Line Rd
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
448 14.9

3 out of 5
2 Reviews
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WALNUT STREET SCHOOL
901 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
262 11.4

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WEEKS MIDDLE SCHOOL
901 East Park Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | 6-8
749 13.5

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WILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2941 Dean Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
464 13.5

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WINDSOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5912 University Ave
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
400 13.5

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WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5001 Sw 14th St
Des Moines, IA
Public | PK-5
252 13.1

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